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Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 of the 110 Congress as Amended 

OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS 
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 



REPORT 

Review No. 13-9784 

The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics (the "Board"), by a vote of no less than four 
members, on May 31, 2013, adopted the following report and ordered it to be transmitted to the 
Committee on Ethics of the United States House of Representatives. 

SUBJECT: Representative Peter Roskam 

NATURE OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATION: In October 201 1 , Representative Peter Roskam 
and his wife visited Taiwan on an officially connected trip. According to the travel disclosure 
forms filed by Representative Roskam, the sponsor of the trip was the Chinese Culture 
University, an educational institution founded in 1962, located in Taipei, Taiwan. However, the 
trip appears to have been organized and conducted by the government of Taiwan, with little to no 
involvement by the University. 

If Representative Peter Roskam accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected 
trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, then he may 
have violated federal law and House rules. 

RECOMMENDATION: The OCE Board recommends that the Committee on Ethics farther 
review the allegation, as there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Roskam 
accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an 
impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal law and House 
rules. 

VOTES IN THE AFFIRMATIVE: 6 
VOTES IN THE NEGATIVE: 
ABSTENTIONS: 



MEMBER OF THE BOARD OR STAFF DESIGNATED TO PRESENT THIS REPORT TO 
THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS: Omar S. Ashmawy, Staff Director & Chief Counsel. 



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FINDINGS OF FACT AND CITATIONS TO LAW 

Review No. 13-9784 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I. INTRODUCTION 3 

A. Summary of Allegations 3 

B. Jurisdictional Statement 3 

C. Procedural History 4 

D. Summary of Investigative Activity 4 

H. REPRESENTATIVE ROSKAM MAY HAVE ACCEPTED PAYMENT OF TRAVEL 
EXPENSES FOR AN OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TRIP TO TAIWAN FROM AN 
IMPERMISSIBLE SOURCE, RESULTING IN AN IMPERMISSIBLE GIFT, IN 
VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND HOUSE RULES 5 

A. Laws, Regulations, Rules, and Standards of Conduct 5 

B. Representative Roskam Could Not Have Accepted Payment of Travel Expenses for His 
Trip to Taiwan from Either the Government of Taiwan or the Chinese Culture 
University 6 

HI. CONCLUSION 18 

TV. INFORMATION THE OCE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN AND 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENAS 18 



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OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS 
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FINDINGS OF FACT AND CITATIONS TO LAW 

Review No. 13-9784 

On May 31, 2013, the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics (the "Board") adopted the 
following findings of fact and accompanying citations to laws, regulations, rules, and standards 
of conduct (in italics). 

The Board notes that these findings do not constitute a determination of whether or not a 
violation actually occurred, 

I. INTRODUCTION 

1. In October 2011, Representative Peter Roskam and his wife visited Taiwan on an 
officially connected trip. 

2. According to the travel disclosure forms filed by Representative Roskam, the sponsor of 
the trip was the Chinese Culture University, an educational institution founded in 1962, 
located in Taipei, Taiwan. 

3. However, the trip appears to have been organized and conducted by the government of 
Taiwan, with little to no involvement by the University. 

A. Summary of Allegations 

4. Representative Peter Roskam may have violated federal law and House rules by 
accepting payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an 
impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift. 

5. The Board recommends that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation, as 
there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Roskam accepted payment of 
travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, 
resulting in an impermissible- gift, in violation of federal law and House rules. 

B. Jurisdictional Statement 

6. The allegations that were the subject of this review concern Representative Peter 
Roskam, a Member of the United States House of Representatives from the 6th District 
of Illinois. The Resolution the United States House of Representatives adopted creating 
the Office of Congressional Ethics directs that, "[n]o review shall be undertaken... by the 
board of any alleged violation that occurred before the date of adoption of this 
resolution." 1 The House adopted this Resolution on March 11, 2008. Because the 



1 H. Res 895, 110th Cong. §l(e) (2008) (as amended). 



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conduct under review occurred after March 1 1 , 2008, review by the Board is in 
accordance with the Resolution. 

C. Procedural History 

7. The OCE received a written request for a preliminary review in this matter signed by at 
least two members of the Board on January 25, 2013. The preliminary review 
commenced on January 26, 20 13. 2 The preliminary review was scheduled to end on 
February 24, 2013. 

8. At least three members of the Board voted to initiate a second-phase review in this matter 
on February 22, 2013. The second-phase review commenced on February 25, 2013. 3 
The second-phase review was scheduled to end on April 10, 2013. 

9. The Board voted to extend the second-phase review by an additional period of fourteen 
days on March 22, 2013. The additional period ended on April 24, 2013. 

10. Pursuant to Rule 9(B) of the OCE Rules for the Conduct of Investigations, Representative 
Roskam presented a statement to the Board on May 31, 2013. 

1 1 . The Board voted to refer the matter to the Committee on Ethics for further review and 
adopted these fmdhigs on May 31, 2013. 

12. The report and its findings in this matter were transmitted to the Committee- on Ethics on 
June 13, 2013. 

D. Summary of Investigative Activity 

13. The OCE requested and received testimonial and, in some cases, documentary 
information from the following sources: 

(1) Representative Peter Roskam; and 

(2) Representative Roskam' s Executive Assistant. 

14. The Chinese Culture University declined to provide documentary or testimonial 
information in response to a Request for Information and was determined to be a non- 
cooperating witness. The University provided a statement in response to the Request for 
Information, which is discussed below. 

15. The OCE also requested documentary and testimonial evidence from the Taipei 
Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States ("TECRO"). TECRO 
declined to provide documents or to make officials available for interviews. 



2 A preliminary review is "requested" in writing by members of the Board of the OCE. The request for a 
preliminary review is "received" by the OCE on a date certain. According to the Resolution, the timeframe for 
conducting a preliminary review is thirty days from the date of receipt of the Board's request. 

3 According to the Resolution, the Board must vote on whether to conduct a second-phase review in a matter before 
the expiration of the thirty- day preliminary review. If the Board votes for a second-phase, the second -phase begins 
when the preliminary review ends. The second-phase review does not begin on the date of the Board vote. 



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n. REPRESENTATIVE ROSKAM MAY HAVE ACCEPTED PAYMENT OF TRAVEL 
EXPENSES FOR AN OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TRIP TO TAIWAN FROM AN 
IMPERMISSIBLE SOURCE, RESULTING IN AN IMPERMISSIBLE GIFT, IN 
VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND HOUSE RULES 

A. Laws, Regulations, Rales, and Standards of Conduct 

16. United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 

"No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any 
office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of 
any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or 
foreign state. " 

17. Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act 

"Congress consents to the acceptance by a Federal employee of grants and other forms 
of assistance provided by a foreign government to facilitate the participation of such 
Federal employee in a cultural exchange... but the Congress does not consent to the 
acceptance by any Federal employee of any portion of any such grant or other form of 
assistance which provides assistance with respect to any expenses incurred by or for any 
member of the family or household of such Federal employee. 

18. House Rules 

House Rule 23, clause 1 states that "fa] Member . . . of the House shall conduct himself 
at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House. " 

House Rule 23, clause 2 states that "faj Member . . . of the House shall adhere to the 
spirit and the letter of the Rules of the House and to the rules of duly constituted 
committees thereof. " 

House Rule 23, clause 4 states that "fa] Member . . . of the House m.ay not accept gifts 
except as provided by clause 5 of rule XXV. " 

19. House Ethics Manual 

"fTJhe Constitution prohibits federal government officials from accepting any gift from a 
foreign government without the consent of Congress, and Congress has consented to the 
acceptance of certain gifts from foreign governments - including travel in limited 
circumstances - in two enactments: the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act ('FGDA') and 
the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (MECEA '). A Member, officer, or 



4 22 (J.S.C. § 2458a(a)(l), For purposes of this provision, "Federal employee" is defined to include Members of 
Congress. See id. § 2458a{a){2). 



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employee may accept travel expenses from a unit of foreign government only under one 
of these two statutory grants of authority, " 5 

"Under MECEA . . . the traveling Member or employee may not accept travel expenses 
for a spouse or family member. " 

"The rule requires that a private entity (or entities) that pays for officially-connected 
travel will organize and conduct the trip, rather than merely pay for a trip that is in fact 
organized and conducted by another entity. " 7 

20. House Travel Guidelines and Regulations 

"Expenses may only be accepted from an entity or entities that have a significant role in 
organizing and conducting a trip, and that also have a clear and defined organizational 
interest in the purpose of the trip or location being visited. Expenses may not be 
accepted from a source that has merely donated monetary or in-kind support to the trip 
but does not have a significant role in organizing or conducting the trip. 

2 1 . Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Report on the Investigation into Officially 
Connected Travel of House Members to Attend the Carib News Foundation Multi- 
National Business Conference in 2007 and 2008 

"To be permissible, a private source must both organize and conduct the trip, rather than 
merely pay for a trip that is in fact organized and conducted by someone else. " 9 

B. Representative Roskam Could Not Have Accepted Payment of Travel Expenses 
for His Trip to Taiwan from Either the Government of Taiwan or the Chinese 
Culture University 

22. From October 15 to 22, 2011, Representative Peter Roskam and his wife visited Taiwan 
on an officially connected trip. 10 

23. According to the travel disclosure forms that Representative Roskam filed with the 
Committee on Ethics, the sponsor of the trip was the Chinese Culture University, 1 1 an 
educational institution founded in 1962, located in Taipei, Taiwan. 12 



5 House Ethics Manual (2008) at 108 (citations omitted; emphasis in original). 

6 Id. at 1 1 (citation omitted; emphasis in original). 

7 Id. at 98. 

3 Memorandum to All Members, Officers, and Employees from the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 
"Travel Guidelines and Regulations," at 3 (Feb. 20, 2007). 

9 Comm. on Standards of Official Conduct, In the Matter of the Investigation into Officially Connected Travel of 
House Members to Attend the Carib News Foundation Multi-National Business Conference in 2007 and 2008, H, 
Rep. 111-422, 111th Cong., 2d Sess., at 157 (2010) (citations omitted) ("Carib News Report"). 

10 See Rep. Peter Roskam 's Post-Travel Disclosure Forms, filed Nov. 2, 2011 ("Travel Disclosure Forms") (Exhibit 
1 at 13-9784_0002-0020); Memorandum of Interview of Rep. Peter Roskam, April 18, 2013 ("Rep. Roskam MOT') 
(Exhibit 2 at 13-9784_0022-0025). 

1 1 Travel Disclosure Forms (Exhibit 1 at 13-9784_0002). 

12 Chinese Culture University Educational Ideals and Charact eristics, http://www.pccu.edu.tw/intMndex-e.htm. 



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24. While the Chinese Culture University was identified as the sole sponsor of 
Representative Roskam's trip to Taiwan, information obtained by the OCE during the 
course of its review hidicates that the trip was actually organized and conducted by the 
government of Taiwan. 

1. The government of Taiwan was not a permissible sponsor of Representative 
Roskam 's trip to Taiwan, as the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act 
("MECEA ") did not apply to his trip 

25. Representative Roskam had been invited to travel to Taiwan by TECRO officials 
numerous times since he was elected to the House of Representatives. 

26. TECRO is the government of Taiwan's principal representative in the United States, 
serving as Taiwan's de facto embassy. 1 

27. The invitation for the trip that is the subject of this referral came from TECRO in May 
201 1, when TECRO official Gordon Yang sent an email to Representative Roskam's 
Executive Assistant, inviting Representative Roskam and other Members of Congress "to 
join the congressional delegation to visit Taiwan," as authorized by MECEA, in June or 
July 2011. 15 

Forwarded Massag e — — -~ 

Froa : "Gord cti c. H. Yang" <MH££act^u&> 

To: MMgt££££^!i 

Sent; Frij 13 May mt 10;38s2* -mm 
Subject: CoM Is Taiwiw in June or July 

Dear 1 friends, 

How sro you? I hope this eaiall finds you all well . 

I would lite to invite your- Cotigressjfefi Of eortgresswwKan to jam the ec9iB»**s$i.<wiaI ctelagstiaft 
to visit Taiwan during the period either fi-om 3une 25 to July 2 or the period <rw\. 3aly 16 to 
ti. The specific dstas of travel ars subject t& ehange to accommodate f)*a individual Mates*' s 
schaduls. 

The trip is authorizad mUr the State Bepar>t«t«t ' s Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges 
Act{M!*CEA) and sponsored by the fioveminent Of Taiwan, It nisi* follows the mst update ethic 
rules o-f both the Senate snd the Hws«, 

The delegation will be etsaposed of 1M2 Mouse Hesters and their staff. Each tterabsr can bring 
twig staffer along. The itlneray will !>e arrwpd to atitira&s the weaitu&r-s ' 
interests, providing them with the opportunity to umterstffiKf wa abou* Taiwan while 
enhancing the bilsterai rstiitiws &<rtweeis their respective constituencies and Taiwan, 

Please let we know if yaw boss- cart attend ttw Cosel at your early cnitvejnltfiice, hopefully by 
Tuesday i Hay 31. f>l&as<* also feel Free to contact we (istf oration as 
belovs) if ycu fw<* any question abmit the trip. I look forward to hearing frcw you soon. 
Thank you! 

with test r^gartiSj 

(Jordan 



u Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13-9784 0022); Memorandum of Interview of Executive Assistant, Office of 
Rep. Peter Roskam, April 12, 2013 ("Executive Assistant MOI") (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784JW28). 

14 About TECRO, http://www.taiwanembassy.org/us. 

15 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0028); email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive 
Assistant, e£a/,,May 13, 2011 (Exhibit 4 at 13-9784 0033), 



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28. Representative Roskam could not recall when he first learned about this invitation to 
travel to Taiwan, or any specific conversation about the invitation. 16 He said that he 
likely was told that he had received an invitation to travel to Taiwan and given a 
proposed itinerary. 17 

29. Representative Roskam did not recall any discussion about the sponsor of the proposed 
trip. 18 He told the OCE that he "has come to understand that there were two proposed 
sponsors" for his trip to Taiwan, whom he identified as the government of Taiwan and 
the Chinese Culture University. 19 He did not recall any specific conversations about the 
distinction between the two sponsors. 20 He did not recall any discussion about whether 
the proposed hip would be planned under MECEA or privately sponsored. 21 

30. Representative Roskam said that he did not have a sense of who was paying for the trip, 
and did not recall if that issue was discussed. 22 Rather, he said that his office relied on 
Ethics Committee approval of the trip. 23 

3 1 . Representative Roskam ulthnately decided to travel to Taiwan with his wife, but he could 
not recall when this decision was made. 24 

32. As indicated in the invitation email from Mr. Yang, the Taiwan trip was initially to be 
organized and paid for by the government of Taiwan under MECEA. 25 

33. Representative Roskam's Executive Assistant said that, at some point after receiving the 
invitation from TECRO, Representative Roskam told him that he wanted to take his wife 
with him on the trip to Taiwan. 26 This prompted the Executive Assistant to have a 
conversation with Mr. Yang. 27 He could not recall when this conversation took place. 28 

34. According to the Executive Assistant, as a result of this conversation with Mr. Yang, it 
was determined that Representative Roskam's trip would not be conducted under 
MECEA, but would be privately sponsored instead 29 

35. The Executive Assistant believes he would have discussed with Mr. Yang the need for a 
private sponsor for the trip, but he did not recall if he knew who the private sponsor was 
at the time of this conversation. 30 



16 Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13-9784_0022-0023). 
11 Id. at 13-9784 0023. 
13 Id. 
]9 Id. 

20 Id. 

21 Id. 

22 Id. at 13-9784 0024. 
2% Id. 

M Id. at 13-9784 JJ023. 

25 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, et as/,, May 13, 2011 {Exhibit 4 at 13- 
9784J1033). 

26 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0028). 
21 Id. 

21 Id. 
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36. Because Representative Roskam's wife traveled with him to Taiwan, the trip could not 
have been conducted under MECEA. Representative Roskam therefore could not have 
accepted payment of travel expenses from the government of Taiwan. 31 

2. Because Representative Roskam 's trip to Taiwan was organized and conducted by 
the government of Taiwan, not the Chinese Culture University, the University was 
not a permissible sponsor of the trip 

37. Representative Roskam, through his Executive Assistant, formally accepted TECRO's 
invitation to travel to Taiwan on June 7, 201 1 , 32 At the time, the trip was scheduled for 
July 201I. 33 

38. According to Representative Roskam, the purpose of the trip was to learn more about the 
relationship between the United States and Taiwan. 34 

39. Representative Roskam said that his congressional staff, primarily his Executive 
Assistant, was involved in planning the trip. 35 He did not recall any specific discussions 
about the trip, but did recall some general discussion of the proposed itinerary, mostly 
about the timing of the trip and his interest in seeing his daughter while in Taiwan. 36 

40. Representative Roskam told the OCE that he assumed that his staff was working with the 
House Ethics Committee and "those submitting the invitation" while planning the trip. 37 
When asked who he meant by "those submitting the invitation," Representative Roskam 
said that was the Chinese Culture University and the government of Taiwan. 38 

41. Representative Roskam said that he had a "high level of confidence" that his staff was 
regularly checking with the House Ethics Committee while planning the trip. 39 

42. On June 7, 201 1 , Mr. Yang sent a tentative itinerary to Representative Roskam's 
Executive Assistant. 40 Mr. Yang advised the Executive Assistant that he "will work with 



M Id. at 13-9784JW28-0029. 

31 Representative Roskam could have accepted travel expenses from the government of Taiwan only under one of 
two grants of authority: the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act ("FGDA") or the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act ("MECEA"). See House Ethics Manual at 108. Under the FGDA, travel paid for by a foreign 
government must take place totally outside the United States; because Representative Roskam's trip to Taiwan 
originated in the United States, the FGDA would not apply. Id. at 109. 

32 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, June 7, 201 1 {Exhibit 5 at 13-9784_0036); 
Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784 J1029). 

33 See Tentative Program for the Visit of U.S. Congressional Members Delegation to the Republic of China 
(Taiwan), July 17-23, 201 1 (Exhibit 5 at 13-9784_0038). 

34 Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13-9784_0023). 

35 M at 13-9784J)022. 
35 Id. at 13-9784_0023. 
11 Id. at 13-9784 0024. 
38 Id. 

V} Id. at 13-9784J)023. 

40 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep, Roskam's Executive Assistant, June 7, 201 1 (Exhibit 5 at 13-9784 J)036-0041). 



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Taipei and get all the paperwork for you asap.... Please let me know if Mr. and Mrs. 
Roskam want to add or take out any event...." 41 

43. The Executive Assistant did not know to whom Mr. Yang was referring when speaking 
of "Taipei," nor did he recall focusing on that reference. 42 

44. Representative Roskam' s Executive Assistant first learned that the Chinese Culture 
University would be the private sponsor of Representative Roskam's trip to Taiwan when 
he read that in the tentative itinerary sent to him by Mr. Yang. 43 



Tuesday. July 19.2011 

09:30 Biiafing by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
(AIT/T) (de facto US Embassy in Taiwan) 

J 1 :(W Call on Dr. Shin-yuan LAI, Chairwoman, Mainland Affairs 
Council (MAC), Executive Yuan (Hie Cabinet) 

12:30 Lunch with faculties and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCU) (Host of the trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 



45. The Executive Assistant said that he did not know who prepared the tentative itinerary 



44 



46. At the time he received the tentative itinerary, the Executive Assistant was not familiar 
with the Chinese Culture University. 45 He did not have any conversations with Mr. Yang 
about who the Chinese Culture University was. 46 

47. While the Chinese Culture University was identified as the private sponsor of 
Representative Roskam's trip, the travel arrangements and itinerary continued to be 
organized and planned by Taiwanese government officials. 

48. On June 15, 201 1, Mr. Yang emailed the Executive Assistant that he had "all the 
documnets [sic] for you to file to the ethics committee." 47 He later emailed that he "will 
bring the invitation and private sponsor certification form signed by the Chinese Culture 
University" to the Executive Assistant's office. 48 

49. The Executive Assistant told the OCE that, while he understood at this time that the 
Chinese Culture University was the private sponsor of Representative Roskam's trip, 



41 Id. at 13-9784 J3036. 

42 Executive Assistant MOT {Exhibit 3 at 1 3-9784_0029). 

43 Executive Assistant MOI {Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0028); Tentative Program for the Visit of U.S. Congressional 
Members Delegation to the Republic of China {Taiwan), July 17-23,2011 (Exhibit 5 at 13-9784 0038). 

44 Executive Assistant MOI {Exhibit 2 at 1 3-9784 J)029). 
45 Mat 13-9784 0028. 

46 Id. 

47 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep, Roskam's Executive Assistant, June 15,2011 {Exhibit 6 at 1 3-9784 J)043). 

48 Id. 



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neither he nor anyone in Ms office had had any contact with the University. 49 He did not 
discuss the private sponsor certification form with anyone from the University. 50 

50. On July 1 1, 201 1, Representative Roskam, his wife, and tire Executive Assistant had a 
"pre-trip lunch" with the TECRO Representative in the United States, during which they 
discussed the Roskams' coming trip to Taiwan. 51 

5 1 . Around this same time, changes in the congressional schedule necessitated a change in 
travel dates for Representative Roskam. 52 On July 20, 201 1, the Executive Assistant 
emailed Mr. Yang with new travel dates of September 24 to 30, 201 1 , 53 

52. The Executive Assistant told the OCE mat he did not discuss scheduling with anyone 
from the Chinese Culture University. 54 

53 . TECRO officials were responsible for making the logistical arrangements for 
Representative Roskam's trip. For example, on June 6, 2011, the Executive Assistant 
had asked Mr. Yang if the proposed date of departure could be moved by one day. 55 Mr. 
Yang responded that he would "change flights booking at once." 56 

54. On July 28, 201 1, Mr. Yang emailed the Executive Assistant to inform him that he had 
"book[ed] the flight from San Francisco to Taipei in early morning (around 1 am) on 
September 24111. That means that Mr. and Mrs. Roskam need to flight [sic] out from DC 
or Chicago to San Francisco in the evening of the 23rd. Do you think if it would work 
for their schedule? Let me know." 57 

55. Mr. Yang was also included in emails from China Airlines to the Executive Assistant 
regarding the flight arrangements for Representative Roskam and his wife. 5S 

- 56. The Executive Assistant told the OCE that the only person he spoke with regarding the 
logistics for Representative Roskam's trip was Mr. Yang. 59 



w Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0029). 

50 Id. 

51 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, June 9, 201 1 (Exhibit 6 at 13-9784_0043); email 
from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, July 1 1, 201 1 (Exhibit 7 at 13-97864_0052). Rep. 
Roskam's Executive Assistant also recalled a pre-trip briefing held at the TECRO offices in Washington, DC, with 
the TECRO ambassador and other TECRO officials, attended by the Executive Assistant, Rep. Roskam, his wife, 
and his daughter, who was interning at TECRO at the time. See Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13- 
9784_0029). Rep. Roskam did not recall apre-trip briefing at TECRO. See Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13- 
9784_0024). It is unclear whether such a pre-trip briefing occurred. 

H Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, July 8, 201 1 (Exhibit 8 at 13-9784_0054). 

53 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, July 20, 201 1 (Exhibit 7 at 13-9784_0052). 

54 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0029). 

55 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, June 6, 2011 (Exhibit 9 at 1 3-9784 J)057). 

56 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, June 6, 201 1 (Exhibit 9 at 13_9784J)057). 
"Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, July 28, 2011 (Exhibit 10 at 13-9784_0060). 
38 See email from Ken Chong to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, copied to Gordon Yang, Sept. 27, 2011 
(Exhibit 11 at 1 3-9784_0063); email from Ken Chong to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant and Gordon Yang, 
Oct. 11, 2011 (Exhibit 12 at 13-9784 0066); see alio email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive 
Assistant, Oct. 12, 201 1 (Exhibit 13 at 13-9784_0069) ("I've also seen that Ken [Chong of China Airlines] has 
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57. On August 3, 2011, Mr. Yang emailed an updated tentative itinerary, with travel 

scheduled for September 23 to 30, 2011, to the Executive Assistant, asking him to "[l]et 
me know if there's any question on your end." 60 

5 8 . On August 4, 20 1 1 , the Executive Assistant emailed Mr. Yang to request another change 
in travel dates to avoid the potential for conflicts with congressional business. 61 Mr. 
Yang responded the next day, telling the Executive Assistant, "For now, I will contact 
travel agent to book flights for the new dates and give Taipei a heads-up that the 
Congressman might change the dates of his visit." 62 

59. When the Executive Assistant emailed Mr. Yang on August 22, 2011, to confirm the new 
dates for the trip, Mr. Yang responded, "I'm now in Taiwan and have told our guys here 
about the change of dates. They understand Mr. Roskam's concern and would change 
everything based on the new dates October 15-21. I will get back to you with the new 
ethics form from the sponsor sometime next week." 63 

60. The Executive Assistant told the OCE that he did not know to whom Mr. Yang was 
referring when he spoke of "our guys." 64 

61. On August 26, 2011, Mr. Yang emailed another updated tentative itinerary, with new 
travel dates of October 15 to 22, 2011, to the Executive Assistant. 65 

,62. On September 2, 201 1, Mr. Yang emailed the Executive Assistant to let him know that he 
"got the new ethics form from the Chinese Culture University. 1 plan to stop by your 
office on Tuesday to deliver it to you...." 66 The invitation letter from the Chinese Culture 
University to Representative Roskam included in Representative Roskam's travel filings 
is dated September 2, 201 1. 67 

63. The Executive Assistant said that, on or around September 15, 201 1, Representative 
Roskam asked him to get in contact with the people organizing the Taiwan trip to arrange 
time for him to visit his daughter while he was in Taiwan. 68 

64. On September 15, 201 1, Representative Roskam's Executive Assistant emailed Mr. Yang 
to request that TECRO arrange for Representative Roskam to watch his daughter teach 



5J Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0029), 

60 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Aug. 3, 2011 (Exhibit 14 at 1 3-9784 J)072). 

61 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, Aug. 4, 2011 (Exhibit 15 at 13-9784_0079- 
0080). 

62 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Aug, 5, 2011 (Exhibit 15 at 13-9784_0079). 

63 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Aug. 22, 2011 (Exhibit 15 at 1 3-9784_0078). 

64 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0029). 

65 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Aug. 26,2011 (Exhibit 15 at 13-9784_0078). 

66 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Sept. 2, 2011 (Exhibit 16 at 13-9784 0086). 

67 Letter from Wannyih Wu, President, Chinese Culture University, to Rep. Peter Roskam, Sept. 2. 2011 (Exhibit 1 
at 13-9784 JXU1). 

6S Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0030). 



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class and have dinner with his daughter's host family in Taiwan. 69 Mr. Yang responded 
that TECRO could make arrangements for both requests. 70 

65. On September 27, 2011, the Executive Assistant emailed Mr. Yang concerning "[a] 
couple more things for the trip," including a request from Representative Roskam that his 
daughter join him for some of his meetings in Taipei. 71 When Mr. Yang suggested that 
"[t]he host may be able to cover her cost as well," 72 the Executive Assistant told him that 
he had "talked to someone in the ethics office this morning and confirmed 
[Representative Roskam] has to pay the costs associated with her being there. The 
Congressman is fine widi that so no need to inquire on that." 73 

66. On October 7, 2011, Mr. Yang emailed the Executive Assistant an updated itinerary and 
accompanying travel memo. 7 The Executive Assistant did not know who prepared 
either the itinerary or the memo. 75 

67. The October 7, 20 1 1 version of the itinerary identified the Chinese Culture University as 
the host of the trip. 76 The accompanying travel memo also identified (lie Chinese Culture 
University as the host of the trip. 77 



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University (CCU) (Host of the trip) 



69 



Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, Sept. 15, 2011 (Exhibit 17 at 13-9784_0091- 



0092). 

70 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Sept. 15, 2011 (Exhibit 17 at 1 3-9784 J)091). 

71 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, Sept. 27, 2011 (Exhibit 18 at 13-9784_0095- 
0096). 

72 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Sept. 27, 2011 (Exhibit 18 at 13-9784_0094- 
0095). 

73 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, Sept. 27, 201 1 (Exhibit 18 at 13-9784_0094). 

74 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep, Roskam's Executive Assistant, Oct, 7, 2011 (Exhibit 19 at 13-9784JH01- 
0108). 

75 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0030). 

76 Tentative Program for the Visit of U.S. Representative Peter Roskam and Mrs. Roskam to the Republic of China 
(Taiwan) October 15-22, 2011 (Exhibit 19 at 13-9784_0102-0103). 

7 Memo; The Visit of the U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Mrs. Roskam to the Republic of China 
(Taiwan) (October 15-22, 2011) (Exhibit 19 at 1 3-9784 J)l 06). 

78 Tentative Program for the Visit of U.S. Representative Peter Roskam and Mrs. Roskam to the Republic of China 
(Taiwan) October 15-22, 2011 (Exhibit 19 at 13-9784_0 102-0 103). 



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69. The Taiwan government had a significant role during Representative Roskam's trip. Just 
prior to the trip, Mr. Yang emailed the Executive Assistant to let him know that Frank 
Lee, Director of TECRO's Congressional Liaison Division, would meet Representative 
Roskam and his wife in Taiwan and escort them in the last few days of their trip. 79 

70. Mr. Yang also informed the Executive Assistant that his "colleague in Taipei's home 
office.. .will meet the Roskams on Sunday evening at the arrival gate in Taiwan airport, 
and he will escort them for the first two days' program in Taipei while Frank [Lee] will 
also join them for some official meetings." 80 

71. Representative Roskam recalled that Mr. Lee escorted him for some part of his trip. 81 He 
said that there were "many people" who escorted him during the trip, but he did not recall 
whether any of them were from the Chinese Culture University. 82 

72. While in Taiwan, Representative Roskam had a number of meetings with members of die 
Taiwan government scheduled, including the President of Taiwan, the Minister of 
Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Economic Affairs, and the Speaker of the Taiwan 
Parliament. 83 He did not know who set up his meetings in Taiwan. 84 

73 . Representative Roskam recalled no interaction with the Chinese Culture University prior 
to his trip, other than receiving an invitation letter from the University president from a 
TECRO official. 85 

74. Representative Roskam's interaction with the Chinese Culture University during his trip 
was limited to one three-hour visit during which he met with the president of the 
University, toured the University campus, and toured an art museum on the campus. 86 

75. Representative Roskam recalled no other contacts with the University dining the trip, 87 

76. When Representative Roskam returned from the trip, he had no further contact with the 
Chinese Culture University. 88 

77. After the trip, on October 25, 201 1, the Executive Assistant emailed Mr. Yang, "[W]hen 
do you think you all will have the final ethics forms done?" 89 Mr. Yang responded, "I 
will get you the detailed information to fill out the post- travel efliics form." 



79 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep, Roskam's Executive Assistant, Oct. 12, 2011 (Exhibit 13 at 1 3-97 84 069). 

80 Id. 

81 Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13-9784_0025). 

82 Id. 

8J Program for the Visit of U.S. Representative Peter Roskam and Mrs. Roskam to the Republic of China (Taiwan), 

October 15-22, 2011 (Exhibit 1 at 13-9784_0004-0005). 

84 Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 1 3-9784 J)025). 

as Matl3-9784_0024. 

S6 Matl3-9784_0025. 

* 7 Id. 

w fd. 

89 Email from Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant to Gordon Yang, Oct. 25, 201 1 (Exhibit 20 at 13-9784_01 1.0- 
0111). 



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78. On November 2, 2011, Representative Roskam's post-travel disclosure forms were filed 
with the Legislative Resource Center. 91 His Executive Assistant prepared the forms, and 
Representative Roskam signed them. 92 According to the disclosure forms, the sponsor of 
the trip paid $25,652.80 in travel expenses for Representative Roskam and his wife. 93 

79. As noted above, TECRO declined to provide documentary or testimonial evidence in 
response to the OCE's Request for Information. 

80. As noted above, the Chinese Culture University declined to provide documentary or 
testimonial evidence in response to the OCE's Request for Information. 

81. While the Chinese Culture University declined to cooperate with the OCE's review, it did 
provide the OCE with a letter in response to the OCE's Request for Information, in which 
it stated: "[W]e do regularly sponsor important leaders from the United States to visit 
Taiwan such as Representative Roskam's trip hi 201 1, which we believe is in accordance 
with U.S. House ethics rules related to private sponsorship." 94 

82. The University further stated that, "[i]n view of Mr. Roskam's important status as a 
member of U.S. Congress and the lack of staff of this university stationed in the United 
States, the program for Representative Roskam's visit to Taiwan was coordinated through 
the kind assistance of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Taipei Economic and 
Cultural Representative Office in the United States." 95 

83. The Board notes that the majority of the communications between Representative 
Roskam's staff and TECRO officials during the planning of this trip appear to have 
occurred by electronic message, a communications medium that would not have been 
affected by the absence of staff stationed in the United States. 

3. Ethics Committee approval of Representative Roskam 's trip 

84. According to the Executive Assistant, on or around September 27, 201 1, a staff member 
from the House Ethics Committee contacted him about a "problem" with the Taiwan trip 
schedule. 96 The Executive Assistant could not recall what the "problem" was. 97 

85. The Executive Assistant did not recall what the Ethics Committee staff member asked 
him, nor did he recall what information he provided to the staff member. 98 



90 Email from Gordon Yang to Rep. Roskam's Executive Assistant, Oct. 26, 2011 (Exhibit 20 at 13-9784_01 10). 

91 Travel Disclosure Forms (Exhibit 1 at 13 -97 8 4 J) 002). 

92 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784JW31); Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 1 3-9784 J)025). 
91 Travel Disclosure Forms (Exhibit 1 at 13-9784^0003). 

94 Letter from Chiungli Kuo, Director of PR Office, Chinese Culture University, to OCE Staff Director and Chief 
Counsel, Feb. 19, 2013 (Exhibit 21 at 13-9784 01 13). A review of Gift and Travel Filings available on the website 
of the Clerk of the House of Representatives indicates that the Chinese Culture University sponsored only three 
congressional trips since November 2010. See http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/giftTravel.aspx. 

95 Id. 

96 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784 0030). 
91 Id. 

9% Id. 



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86. The Executive Assistant did not recall discussing the Chinese Culture University with the 
Ethics Committee staff member." 



87. The Executive Assistant believes that he did not have the information the Ethics 



Committee staff member was seeking, so he referred her to Mr. Yang. He told the 
staff member that Mr. Yang was the person with whom he had been working in planning 
the Taiwan trip. 101 He then emailed the staff member Mr. Yang's contact information. 1 



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89. The Executive Assistant did not believe he had any further conversations with the Ethics 
Committee staff member after referring her to Mr. Yang. 105 

90. Representative Roskam told the OCE that he did not remember the circumstances 
surrounding the question from the Ethics Committee or any conversations with his 
Executive Assistant about this matter. 106 He said that he had given his Executive 

107 



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102 Email from Rep, Roskam's Executive Assistant to Ethics Committee Staff Member, Sept. 27, 2011 (Exhibit 22 at 
13-9784 01 15). 

1(13 Executive Assists MOT (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784 0030). 
m Id. 
105 Id. 

1M Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 13-9784 0024). 
107 Id. 



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Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 of the 1 10 th Congress as Amended 

91 . Representative Roskam said that his only conversation with the Executive Assistant 
about the Ethics Committee's review of the trip was when the Executive Assistant 
informed him that the Ethics Committee had approved the trip. 108 

92. The Committee on Ethics approved Representative Roskam's trip by letter dated 
September 30, 2011. 109 

93. In order to assess Representative Roskam's claim that his trip was properly authorized by 
the Ethics Committee, the OCE sought additional information regarding the Committee's 
approval process. At the request of the OCE, Representative Roskam provided a letter 
authorizing Ethics Committee staff to discuss with the OCE all matters concerning his 
trip to Taiwan. 110 On April 3, 2013, the OCE contacted the Committee to request 
additional information regarding the approval process. The OCE was unable to obtain 
this information and therefore unable to assess Representative Roskam's claim. 

94. The Board finds that Representative Roskam knew, or should have known, that the 
government of Taiwan was organizing and conducting his trip to Taiwan. Representative 
Roskam had no interaction with the Chinese Culture University prior to his trip. 111 His 
contacts with the University were limited to a single three-hour visit during the trip. 112 
He had no further contact with the University following Ms trip. 113 Representative 
Roskam's Executive Assistant never had any interactions with the University. 114 Rather, 
Representative Roskam's staff worked closely with TECRO officials on Representative 
Roskam's travel arrangements and trip itinerary. 115 



103 Id. 

m Letter to Rep, Peter Roskam from the Chairman and Ranking Member, House Committee on Ethics, Sept, 30, 
2011 (Exhibit 1 at 1 3-9784J)020). Representative Roskam, through his attorneys, maintains that the Committee on 
Ethics, as a result of the Executive Assistant's comniuuicati oris with Committee staff, was aware of the role that the 
government of Taiwan had in planning Representative Roskam's trip, and proceeded to approve the trip with 
knowledge of the Taiwan government's role. Representative Roskam maintains that he therefore appropriately 
relied on Ethics Committee approval when he accepted payment of travel expenses for this trip, 

110 Letter from Rep. Peter Roskam to the Chairman and Ranking Member, House Committee on Ethics, March 8, 
2013 (Exhibit 23 at 13-9784_0117). 

1 1 1 Rep. Roskam MOI (Exhibit 2 at 1 3-9784 0024). 

112 Id. at 13-9784 0025. 
m Id. 

1 14 Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 13-9784_0028). 

115 See, e.g., Executive Assistant MOI (Exhibit 3 at 1 3-9784 JJ028-0030). The Committee on Ethics has determined 
that Members may be held responsible for the knowledge of their staff. In one recent matter, the Committee 
explained: 

[B]ased on the Standards Committee's longstanding precedent regarding the responsibilities 
Members have for the conduct and actions of their staff, the Subcommittee finds that it would not 
well serve the House as an institution to allow its Members to escape responsibility by delegating 
authority to their staff to take actions and hide behind their lack of knowledge of the facts 
surrounding those actions. Members choose their own staff and should expect their staff to 
provide them with all the information necessary to carry out their responsibilities, as well as to 
stay within the boundaries established by law, regulations, and standards of conduct. Many times 
Members act through (he actions of their staff and, therefore, should be held liable for those 
actions in certain circumstances. 



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Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 of the HO Congress as Amended 

95. The government of Taiwan could not have paid for Representative Roskam's travel 
expenses under MECEA because Representative Roskam's spouse traveled with him on 
the trip to Taiwan. The Chinese Culture University could not have paid for 
Representative Roskam's travel expenses as a private sponsor of the trip because the 
University did not organize or conduct Representative Roskam's trip to Taiwan. 

96. The Board therefore finds that there is substantial reason to believe that Representative 
Roskam accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan 
from an impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal 
law and House rules, 

III. CONCLUSION 

97. The OCE Board recommends that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation, 
as there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Roskam accepted payment of 
travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, 
resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal law and House rules. 

IV. INFORMATION THE OCE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENAS 

98. The OCE was unable to obtain information from the Chinese Culture University or the 
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States. Neither entity 
provided documents to the OCE in response to Requests for Information, and neither 
agreed to interviews by OCE staff. 



Cavib News Report at 192-93. The Committee went on to impute to the Member the knowledge of his staff to find 
that the Member knowingly accepted an impermissible gift of travel. Id. 



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EXHIBIT 1 



13-9784_0001 



X 

U.S. House of Representatives 28H NOV -2 Pfl 3; [5 



112"' Congress 0f 



MEMBER / OFFICER 
POST-TRAVEL DISCLOSURE FORM 

This form is for disclosing the receipt of travel expenses from a private source for meetings, speaking engagemmtSj 
fact-finding taps or similar events in connection with official duties. You need trot .disclose government-funded or 
political travel on this form, or travel that is unrelated to official duties. This form does not eliminate, -the need to 
report all privately-funded travel on the Member or officer's annual Financial Disclosure. Statement, In accordance 
with clause 5 of House Rule 25, complete litis form and file it with the Ork of the House of Representatives, B-106 
Camion House Office Building, within 15 days after travel is completed. The Clerk is to make these forms available 
to the public as soon as possible after they are received. Obtain the dollar amounts from the sponsor, (f exact dollar 
amounts are -unavailable, provide a good faith estimate, 

Name of Member, or Officer (print or type): ROSk aiTt 



Name of Accompanying Family Memberfif any): Elizabeth RoskaiTl 



Relai 



alationahip to. 'Member/Officer; Hspoiise Qchiid _ Other (specify): 
strirn: 

N/A 



Date of Departure and Date of Return: Octobe r 15 - 22, 2011 



Dates at personal expense: 



, Chicago, IL USA - Taipei, Taiwan - Chicago, !L USA 
Itinerary (citiss of departure — desti iiiUion -return); _ . „ _ , , 



sponao^cwhopaidtbrthetrip): Chinese Culture University 



, Sae attached final itinerary 

Describe meetings and events- attended (attach additional pages it necessary): , „ , _ 



Attached to this form are EACH of the following {signify "yes'" for vxh item by checking the 
corresponding box): 

L Hjtte Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form completed by trip sponsor, deluding ail 
^ ^ttsclraients; 

2. ST the Privately-Sponsored Travel Approval Form completed by the Member or officer; and 

3, Sfthe Committee on Ethics letter approving my participation on this trip, 

I represent that I participated in each of the activities reflected in the sponsor's agenda (signify "yes" by 
chucking boxy. FZ) 

If not, explain: „ „_ 



n 



13-9784 0002 



TRIP EXPENSES: 



j 

i 


Total Transportation 
Expenses 


Total Lodging Expenses 


Total Meal Expenses 
_ _ 


! For Member or 
j Officer: 


$1 1 ,236,40 


S1 080,00 


$1050 

_ „ . _ .... 


! for accompanying 


$11,236.40 


N/A (included above) 


$1050 










1 * — - — 


Other Expenses j Specific Nature of Expenses 

(dollar amount) j (e,g. s taxi, parking, registration fee, etc,) 


j For Member or 
\ Officer: 


N/A j 


j For accompanying 
: family member: 


N/A | 



I certify that the irifonnation contained in this form is true, complete, and correct to the best of my 
knowledge. I. have determined that all of the expenses listed'above were necessary and that the travel was 
in connection with my duties as a Member or Officer of the'U-S. House of Representatives and would trot 
:create-th& appearance that. I am using public office for private gain, 

SIGNATURE OF MEMBER OK, OFFICER: ' "''SI* 




Ymkniim ttZM! by Committee oitSiians 



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13-9784.0003 



Program far the Visit of 
U,S, Representative Peter Moskam and Mrs. JRoskam 
to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 
October 75 »22, 2011 

Saturday. October 15, 2011 

Momsng Leave Washington, DC or Chicago for Los Angeles via 
domestic flight (to be arranged with China Airlines) 

Noon Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport 

15:13 Depart Los Angeles via CLG05 



Sunday , Sunday 16, 2011 

2.0:10 Arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

Pfoceed to the Hotel 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

41 , Chung Shan RRd, Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 
Tel: 886-2-2523.-^H 

Fax: 8S6-2-2523-2828 

Monday, October 17, 2011 

08:00 - Call on Hon. Den-Yin WU, Premier, Executive Yuan (the 
08:30 Cabinet) 

09:00 Attend Opening Ceremony of "Taiwan -U.S.-Japan 
Trilateral Conference : Security Dialogue" 

09:30 ~» Attend the I s1 panel discussion of "Trilateral Partnership 
10:45 among Taiwan, U.S. and Japan: Congressional Views" 

1 1:30 Call on Hon. Timothy C. T. YANG, Minister, Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs (MOFA) 

12:30 Luncheon hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Lyushim SHEN, Deputy 
Minister, MOFA 

1.6:00 Call on Dr.- Wan-Yi WU, President, Chinese Culture 



13-9784_0004 



University (CCU) (Bast of the trip) 

19:0.0 Dinner hosted by Foreign Minister YANG for the 

distinguished guests of "Taiwan-U.S. Japan Trilateral 
Conference-: Security Dialogue" 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Tuesday, October 18, 2011 

09:3.0 Call on Hon, Yen-ahlang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of. 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

10:45 Audience with II.E. Yitlg-jeou MA, President of the 
11:15 Republic of China (Taiwan) 

1 1:30 Call on Hon. Jin-Ping WANG, Speaker of the Legislative 
Yuan (the Parliament) 

12:15 Luncheon hosted by Speaker Wang 

15:00 Briefing. by Mr, William Stanton, Director, American 
Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office (AIT/T) (de facto U.S. 
Embassy in Taiwan) 

17:00 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 
world's 2nd tallest building and the tallest green building) 

18:00 Dinner at leisure at Taipei 101 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Wednesday, October 19, 2011. 

09:00 Visit National Palace Museum (the world's largest collection 
of ancient Chinese art and treasure) 

1 1:30 Lunch at leisure 

13:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Rail (bullet 
train) 1159 

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13-9784_0005 



14:19 Arrive in Taiehung (the 3 r largest city in Taiwan, located in 
central Taiwan) 

15:00 Visit Chen Shan Mei American School, Tsaoton Township, 
Nantou Comity 

16:30 Call on Dr. and Mrs. Chla-Chung CHEN 

18:00 Dinner at leisure 

20:00 Depart for Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

'21:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake 

RON Fleiir de Chine Motel 

23, Zhongzheng Rd, 5 Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, 
Nantou County 55 546, T aiwan(R.O.C.) 
TEL: 886-49-28S-H 

FAX: 886-49-285-6600 

Thur sday. October 20, 2011 

1.0:00 Briefing at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

10:30 
16:00 

16:10 
17:30 
18:30 
RON 

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Headquarter? 

™ Visit cultural esfcablishmeiii&and natural smToundhigs 
around Sun Moon Lake including aboriginal village, tea 
grove, Wenwu Temple, Ci Hen Pagoda, etc. 

Depart for Xitou Nature Education Area 

Arrive Xitou Nature Education Area 

Dinner at leisure 

Le Midi Hotel Xitou 

1, Midi St, Nai Hu Village, Deer Valley Township, Nantou 

County, Taiwan 

TEL: 886-49-261-B1 



13-9784 0006 



09:00 Visit Xitou Nature Education Area 
11:00 

1 1:30 Lunch at leisure 

12:30 Depart for Taichung 

14: 1 S Depart for Taipei via Taiwan High Speed Rail #1 58 

15:06 Arrive in Taipei 

15:30 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Sojiare 
(and watch the change of guards at 1.6:00) 

16:40 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

18:30 Dinner at leisure 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Saturday, , October 22, 2011 

10:00 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 

1 1 :20 Visit the official residence of Generalissimo and Madame 
Chiang Kei-shelt at Shih Lin, Taipei 

12:30 Lunch at Grand Hotel (the traditional palace architecture 

hosting many Heads of State including- President Eisenhower) 

13:40 Visit the underground tuimei at Grand Hotel 

1 5:00 Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

16:40 Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 

14:05 Arrive in Los Angeles (on the same day) 



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Septembers, 2011 



The Honorable Peter Roskam 

Unified States House of Representatives 

Washington, JDC 20515 

U.S.A. 



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'Dear Congressman Roskam: 

It gives ine great pleasure to invite yon and Mrs. Roskam to visit the Republic of 
China (Taiwan) from October 15-22, 2011* as guests of the Chinese adtee Uuive.ra.ity 
(CCU). 

Chinese Culture University is one of Taiwan's -leading instltutioiis of higher 
education. A private university founded in 1 962, CCU has developed a comprehansrve 
sadergradimte program that reflects its vmderstanding of Taiwan's role in the broader 
global community. Our founders knew that in order to grow and prosperra its present 
historical and globa l setting, Chinese culture must inherit the best that the East and the 
West have to offer, To this end, the univemfy has also developed a strong program of 
international exchanges and sister university relations, 

CCU is inviting you and others from th.e-U.S- Congress on this educational and 
fact-finding visit to Taiwan as part of our effort to broaden relations through new 
exchange initiatives. We hope to introduce you to Taiwan, its people, and the range of 
issues that shape its domestic and national security polices today - and which have direct 
relevance to the United States and U.S.,~Taiwaa relations. Therefore we have formulated 
a. program that will include meetings with key leaders in hoib the government and private 
sectors, exchanges; withpoliey experts from CCU and other institutions, and visits to 
important economic and cultural sites. CCU will provide round-trip air transportation io 
Taipei, and local transportation and accommodations during your stay in Taiwan, 

I hope you can join your colleagues for this visit to Taiwan! which we believe wili 
be both educational and an opportunity to exchange views and build lasting relationship, 
flease contact my Assistant Ms. KUO, Chiung-Li at J;'%taffipc cu,sdvi -t w for 
additional information, I look forward to seeing you in Taiwan. 



Sincerely, 




Wannyih Wu 
President 



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M em ber/^., of n tlie , Htmse , Invited to Attend the Cong res s i onal 
delegati on , to , the Republic of China (Taiwan) on Octob er , 12-22., 

20UJ_ 

L Rep. & Mrs. Peter Roskam (R-IL) (and his -staff) 

2, Rep, David Rivera (R.-FL) (and his staff) 

3, Rep, &■ Mrs, Steve Austria (R~OH) (and his staff) 

4. R.ep. & Mrs. Gus BiHrakis-(R-BL) (and his staff) 

5. Rep. & Mrs. Kevin Brady (R-TX) (and his staff) 

6. Rep. & Mrs, Mike Conaway (R-TX) (and his staff) 

7, Rep, & Mrs. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) (and his staff) 
S, Rep. & Mrs. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) (and his staff) 

9. Rep. & Mrs. Richard Hanna (R-NY) (and his staff) 

10. Rep, & Mis. Bill Johnson (R-OH) (and his staff) 

1 1 . Rep, & Mrs, Steve King (R-IA) (and his staff) 

12. Rep, & Mrs, Bob Latta (R-OH) (and his staff) 

1 3. Rep. & Mrs. Kenny Marehant (R-TX) (and his staff) 

1 4. Rep. & Mrs, Patrick McHenry (R-NC) (and his staff) 

15. Rsp.Mre. Sue Myrick (R-NC) & Mr. Myrick (and her staff) 

1 6. Rep, & Mi's, A!an Nunnelee (R-MS) (and his staff) 

17. Rep. & Mrs. Pete Olson (R-TX) (and his staff) 
IS. Rep, &Mrs. Tom Price (R-GA) (and his staff) 

19, Rap, & Mrs, Mike Rogers (R-AL) (and his staff) 

20, Rep. & Mrs, Jon Rnnyan (R-NJ) (and his staff) 



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21. Rep. & Mrs, Steve Southerland (R-FL) (and Bis staff) 

22. Mp, & Mrs. Steve Stivers (R.-OH) (and his staff) 

23. Rep, & Mrs, Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) (and his staff) 

24. Rep. & Mrs. Joe Wilson (R-SC) (and his staff) 
21 Rep, & Mrs. Rob Wittman (R.-VA) (and his staff) 



Tentative Program for the Visit of 
U,S. Congressional Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 

October 15 -22, 2011 

S at urday^ Oc tober , 1 5, 20 11 

Morning Leave "Washington, DC or the congressional districts for Los 
Angeles via domestic flight (to be arranged with China 
Airlines) 

Noon .Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport 
15:15 Depart Los Angeles via CI-0'05 



S unda y, Su nday i$< 20 1 1 

20:10 Arrive- at Taiwan. Taoyuan International Airport 

Proceed to the Hotel 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

41, Chung Shan N. Rd, 3 Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 
Tel: 886-2-2523-flH 

Fax; 886-2-2523-2828 

M6nday, October 17, 2011 

09:00 Briefing 'by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
{Ml ft) (de facto U.S. Embassy in Taiwan) 

1 0:30 Opening remarks at Trilateral Ta.i\van-U.S,- Japan 
Conference 

1.2:30 Lunch with faculties and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCU) (Host of the trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 

15:30 Visit the National Paiace Museum (the world's largest 
collection of anci ent Chinese art and treasure) 

18:00 Call on Hon, Timothy Y ANG, Minister, Ministry of Foreign 

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Affairs (MORA) 
: 1 8:30 Dinner hosted, by Minister YANG 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



3heftd» y» .October 18, 2011 

09:30 Call on Hon. Yat-shiang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

1 1 :00 Audience with HJE, Ying-jeou MA, President of the 
'Republic of China (Taiwan) 

12:30 Lunch at Grand Hotel (the traditional palace architecture 

hosting many Heads of State including President Eisenhower) 

14:00 Visit the underground tunnel at Grand Hotel 

1.5:00 Visit the official residence of Generalissimo and Madame 
Chiang Kei-shek at Shth Lin, Taipei 

17:00 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 
world's 2nd tallest building and the tallest-green building) 

18:00 Dinner at leisure at Taipei 101 

RON Grand. Formosa Regent Taipei 

Wednesday , October 19, 2011 

10:00 Call an Hon. Bun-yi WIT, Premier, Executive Yuan (the 
Cabinet) 

12:00 Lunch at leisure at Din Tai Fung Restaurant (ranked top 10 
Ghinese restaurant in the world) 

13:30 Visit Chia ng Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Square , 
(and watch the change of guards at 14:00) 

14:30 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

15:3.0 Visit special exhibition "Rivet of WisdomHMoving of the 

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Riverside Scene at Chmg-Ming Festival "(A multimedia 
masterpiece of Song dynasty) at Taipei EXPO Pome 

17:00 Visit legislative Yuan (The Congress) and its Chamber 

1 7:30 CalE on Hon, Jin-Ping WANG, Speaker of the Legislative 
Yuan 

1.8:00 Dinner hosted by Speaker Wang 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Thurs day* October 2 Q 1 2011 

09:30 Depart for Taiehung via Taiwan High Speed Rail (bullet 
train) 

1 0:22 Arrive in Taichimg (the 3 rd largest city in Taiwan, located in 
central Taiwan) 

11:30 Visit Tsaoton Township, Nantou County 

12:30 Lunch at leisure 

15:30 Leave lor Sua Moon Lake 

16:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

1 8:00 Dinner at leisure 

RON Heurde Chine Hotel 

23 3 ZhongzhengRd,,. : $im Moort Lake 3 Yuohih Township, 

Nantou County 55546, Taiwan(R.O.C.) 

TEL: 

FAX: 88649-285-6600 
Frida y, October 21, 2011 

09:00 Briefing at San Moon Lake National Scenic Area 
Headquarters 

Morning Visit cultural establishments and natural surroundings 
around Sun Moon Lake including aboriginal village, tea 
grove, Wenwu Temple, Ci Hen Pagoda, etc, 

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12:30 Luncli at leisure 

1.5:00 Visit Bun Moon Lake 

18:00 Dinner at leisure 

RON Flour de Chine Motel 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 

08:30 Leave for Taichung 

09:30 Arrive in Taichung 

10:01 Return Taipei by Taiwan High Speed Rail 

1 1 :00 Amve in. Taipei 

1 2:00 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 

12:30 Lunch at leisure 

15:00 Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

16:40 Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 

14:05 Arrive in. Los Angeles (oh tbe same day) 



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U.S. House ofJRepreseniattv.es 
Committee, on Ethics 



PRIVATELY -.SPONSORED TRAVEL: TRAVELER FORM 
For Members, Officers, and Employees 

This form should be completed by House Members, officers, or employees seeking Committee approval of 
privately-sponsored travel or reimbursement for travel under House Rule 25, clause 5. The completed tbrm 
should be submitted dtreotly to the Committee by each invited House Member, officer, or employee, together 
with the completed and signed Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form and any attachments, A copy of 
this form, .minus mis initial page, will be made available for public inspection. Please type form. Form (and 
any attachments) me& be faxed the Cotumitiee at (202) 225-7392. 

YOUR COMPLETED REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE 
COMMITTEE NO LESS THAN U DAYS . BEFORE YOUR PROPOSED 
BEPARTIIRE DATE, Absent exceptional circumstances, permission will not be granted for 
requests received less than 14 days before the trip commences, 

mm e-rn,,u,: Pet er Roskam _ 

I 'certify tbar tbc information contained on both pages of tbtis form is true, complete, mti correct to 
the tat of my knowledge, 

S igmrtw re: , „_.____^~, - — _ — . — 

Name of'Signatpry .(if other than traveler): „ , ' . — 

For staff, name of employing Member/Committee; ____ : 

' offl«.add»«- 22 7 Cannon HOB ■ 



Jhoae'jitimber: 
Email address of ■ 




mail, house.gov 



□ Check; this box if the sponsoring entity is a media outlet and the traveler is a Member traveling to make a 
media appearance. sponsored by that entity a&cj these forms are being submitted to the Committee less 
(ban 14 days before the trip departure dale. 

ftOTE: Von mwt complete tbe contact information fields above, as Committee staff may need to 
contact you if additional Information is required. 

If there are arty questions .regard i tig this form please contact the Committee: 

Committee on Ethics. 

U.S. ,Hoiise of Representatives 

1015 Lohgworfl) House Offlee Building 

Washington, DC .20515 

(202) 2254103 (phone) 

(202) 225-7392 (fax) 

Person daie Vi&h hi Comatose on Ethics 



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"U.S. House of Representatives 
Committee mt Ethics 

PRIVATELY SPONSORED TRAVEL: TRAYMRKMRM 
For Members, Officers, and Employees 



This form should be completed by House Members, officers, or employees seeking Committee approval of 
privately-sponsored travel or reimbursement for travel under House Rule 25, cfanse-5, The completes! form 
should be subletted directly to the Committee by cacti invited House Member, officer, or employee, together 
with, the cosnploied and. signed Private Sponsor Travel Certification. Form and tiny .attachments. A copy of 
iliis-fbrm, minus, this initial page, will be made available for public inspection. Please type farm. Form (and 
any attaetlmmts) ititty h& faxed to the Committee at (202} 225-7392. 

YOUR COMPLETED REQUEST MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE 
COMMITTEE NO LESS THAN 14 PAYS BEFORE YOUR PROPOSED 
DEPARTURE BATE, Absent exceptional circumstances, permission, will ijoj be granted for 
requests received less than 14 days before the trip commences. 

NsmeafTravder: Pe ter ROSkaM " 

f certify ffeai tiieinfM-mafion cfmtatad on both pages.of this form is trse, complete, and correct to 
the best of -my .knowledge, 



Signature: 



Name of Signatory (if other than traveler): 



For staff; pame of employing Member/Committee;, 

227 Cannon HOB 



Office address: 
Phone number: iUA 




Email address of eosstact person: » 



□ Check tins box if the sponsoring entity is a media outlet and the traveler is a Member traveling to make a 
media appsaraacc sponsored by that entity gad these forms are being submitted to the Committee less 
than 14 tfays before the trip departure date. 

NOTE; Yon must complete the emitnc't Information, fields above, as Committee etalf may seed to 
contact you if additional information is required. 

If there are any questions regarding this form please contact the Committee; . 

Committee on Ethics 

U.S. House of Representatives 

1015 Lragworth House Office Building 

Washington, DC 205.1.5 

(202)-aS-7103Cpbone) 

(202)2iS-739a(.fax) 

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Ja Bonder, Alabama 
Chairman 
Linda T. .Stalls;, CMf tintla 
Ranking Member 




Dauto) A, Sohwagar 
SteffllHimae imS Chief Couiutiti 



AilmtmsMve Staff Director 



MMuidT.MeCniii,. Texas 
K. Miiitwel Qmawiiy, T^as 
Charles W. Doiii, Pertnsylvatila 
Grejjg Huijiar, Mississippi 



ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS 



Kdlc A, Strickland 
CGUtixel to th& Chairman 



I>tuM J. Taylor 
Cou/we/ to tin) RatiM/ig Member 



Jolm A. Ysirniittii, Kentucky 
poniia E Edwards, Mtiryitnd 
Pedro R, Piarlua!, PueflyEjerr 
Joe Courtney, Cuimecticiit 



COMMITTEE OH ETHICS 



HH j Loii&wth iteflEe Office Building 
Wflfftrasioii, D.C. JfWi 5- 632S 
Teloplioii'Si (20J) 115-7103 



September 30,2011 



The Honorable Peter Rflskam 
U,S, House of Representatives 
227 Cannon House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 

Dear Colleague; 

Pursuant to House Rule 25, clause 5(d)(2), the Committee on Ethics hereby approves your and 
your spouse's proposed trip to Taipei, Taiwan, scheduled forOctober 15 tq 22,201 1, sponsored by the 
Chinese Culture University. 

You must complete a Member Travel Disclosure Form and file it with, the Clerk of the House 
within 1 5 days after yoitr return from travel. As part of that filing, you are required to attach a copy oz 
this letter sod the Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form; including attachments, You must also 
report all travel expenses totaling mora titan $350 from a single source- 'on Schedule VII of your annual 
Financial Disclosure Statement. 

Because tiie trip may involve meetings with foreign government rqwesentatives, we note 
that House Members may accept, under the Foreign Gilts and Decorations Act, gife "of rainimal 
value [currently $350] tendered as a souvenir or mark of courtesy" by a foreign government, Any 
tangible gifts valued In excess of $350 received from a foreign government must, within 60 days of 
acceptance, be disclosed on a Form for Disclosing Gifts from Foreign Governments and either 
turned over to the Clerk of the House, or, with, the written approval of the Committee, retained lor 



If you have arty further questions, please- contact the Committee's Office of Advice and 
Education at extension 5-71 03 , 



official use. 





Jo Bonner 
Chairman 



Ranking Member 



JB/LTStod 



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EXHIBIT 2 



CONFIDENTIAL 



Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Reg, 895 as Amended 



OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS 
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 



MEMORANDUM OF INTERVIEW 



IN RE: 

REVIEW No(s): 

DATE: 

LOCATION: 



Representative Peter Roskam 



13-9784 

April 18, 2013 

2550 M Street, NW 

Washington, DC 20037 

1:10 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (approximate) 

Scott Gast 

Omar S . Ashmawy 

D. Zachary Adams, counsel to the witness 
William McGinley, counsel to the witness 



TIME: 

PARTICIPANTS: 



SUMMARY : The OCE requested an interview with the witness and he consented to an interview. The 
witness made the following statements in response to our questioning: 

1. The witness was given an 18 U.S.C. § 1001 warning and consented to an interview. The 
witness signed a written acknowledgement of the warning, which will be placed in the case file 
in this review. 

2. The witness is currently the U.S. Representative from Illinois' Sixth Congressional District. 

3 . The witness said that he was generally familiar with the Taipei Economic and Cultural 
Representative Office in the United States ("TECRO"). He said that, as a Member of Congress, 
he often interacts with various embassies, and TECRO has the function of an embassy. 

4. The witness had interactions with TECRO on two occasions prior to the planning of his October 
201 1 trip. Both occasions involved getting visas for his daughter to travel to Taiwan. The 
witness did not recall any other interactions with TECRO prior to his trip to Taiwan. 

5. The witness did not have any have any interaction with the Chinese Cultural University prior to 
his visit to Taiwan, other than the paperwork related to the trip. 

6. The witness' staff was mostly involved in planning his trip to Taiwan - specifically, Mike 
Dankler, Other staff members could have been involved, but the primary person who came to 
the witness' mind was Mr. Dankler. 

7. The witness recalled general discussions about visiting Taiwan since he came to Congress, but 
could not remember when or with whom, he had the discussions. He commented that almost 

e very Member of Congress goes to Taiwan at some point. 

8. The witness did not remember when the idea for this particular trip first arose. 



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Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 as Amended 

9. The witness did not remember when he first learned about the invitation to travel to Taiwan, or 
the first time he had a discussion about the proposed trip, 

10. The witness said that the "pattern" would have been that Mr. Dankler, as his congressional 
scheduler, would have been approached about a potential trip. 

1 1. The witness did not remember any specific conversation with Mr. Dankler about the trip. The 
witness only remembered generally discussing travel to Taiwan. 

12. The witness was asked if recalled what was discussed as the purpose of the trip. The witness 
stated that it was to learn more about the U.S. /Taiwan relationship. 

1.3. The witness was asked who the sponsor of the proposed trip was. The witness replied that he 
"has come to understand that there were two proposed sponsors^" whom he identified as the 
Taiwan government or the Chinese Culture University. The witness said that lie did not recall 
any specific conversations about the distinction between the two potential sponsors or how he 
learned about the two potential sponsors. 

14. The witness stated that he understands the actual sponsor to have been the Chinese Culture 
University, but he did not remember if that was part of his initial conversation with Mr. Dankler. 

15. The witness recalled receiving a proposed itinerary from Mr. Dankler. He did not know where 
Mr. Dankler got the itinerary. 

16. The witness recalled some general discussion of the itinerary - mostly about the tuning of his 
travel. The witness also recalled expressing interest in seeing his daughter who was teaching in 
Taiwan at the time. He did not recall any discussions about specific meetings. 

17. The witness did not travel with any other Members of Congress or any congressional staff. The 
witness did travel with his wife, but did not remember when that was decided. 

18. The witness was asked about his recollection as to whether the trip was originally planned under 
the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act ("MECEA"). The witness stated that he was 
generally familiar with MECEA, but that he did not remember any conversation about the 
proposed trip to Taiwan being a MECEA trip. 

19. The witness did not remember any discussion about a private sponsor paying for the trip. He 
said that the discussion was that he had received an invitation to travel to Taiwan and this was 
the proposed itinerary. He did not recall any conversation about whether the trip was planned 
under MECEA or was to be privately sponsored. 

20. When asked if there had been any discussions about the rules relating to travel paid for by a 
foreign government versus a private source, the witness said that there was a general 
understanding in his office that all travel comes under the scrutiny of the Ethics Committee. Any 
conversations he may have had would have been about checking with the Ethics Committee. 

21. The witness said that he had a "high level of confidence" that his office regularly checked with 
the Ethics Committee about the planning for this trip. 



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CONFIDENTIAL 



Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 as Amended 

22. The witness said that he did not have a sense of who was paying for this trip. The witness did 
not recall if the topic of who was paying was discussed. He said that there was a level of 
confidence that his office was relying on Ethics Committee approval of the trip. 

23. The witness said he had a sense that, in planning the trip, his staff was following up with the 
Ethics Committee and "those submitting the invitation," by whom he meant the Chinese Culture 
University and the government of Taiwan. 

24. The witness was asked about a June 9, 20 1 1 email from Mr. Dankler to Gordon Yang, a TECRO 
official, in which Mr. Dankler provided Mr. Yang with information about the witness 1 daughter, 
who was to begin teaching English in Taiwan. The witness did not know what prompted the 
email, but he had expressed an interest in seeing his daughter while he was in Taiwan. 

25. The witness was able to visit his daughter while on the trip, watched her teach a class, and met 
her host family over dinner. 

26. The witness said that another daughter was serving as a high-school volunteer intern at TECRO, 
for approximately three weeks, at the time his trip was being planned in the summer of 2011.. 

27. The witness did not recall attending a pre-trip briefing at TECRO. He said that he did not recall 
any meetings regarding this trip. 

28. The witness did recall having lunch with the ambassador from Taiwan, but did not remember if it 
was before or after the trip. The witness did not remember any specifics about the lunch. 

29. The witness also recalled attending a reception at the Taiwanese ambassador's residence some 
time since he has been in Congress, but he did not remember the date of the event. 

30. The witness was asked about an August 22, 201 1 email exchange between Mr. Dankler and Mr. 
Yang about extending the witness' trip to Taiwan by one day. The witness did not recall what 
prompted the change in travel dates. 

31. The witness said he had no interaction with the Chinese Culture University prior to receiving a 
letter of invitation from the University that was submitted to the Ethics Committee. 

32. The witness was asked about a September 27, 2011 email from Mr. Dankler to a staff member at 
the House Ethics Committee, providing contact information for TECRO official Gordon Yang. 
The witness explained that he is now familiar with th at email, but he did not remember the 
circumstances surrounding tire email with specificity. The witness explained that he had given 
Mr. Dankler broad authority to check with the Ethics Committee regarding the T aiwan trip. 

33. The witness did not recall any conversations with Mr. Dankler about this email. The substance 
of any conversations with Mr. Dankler about his interactions with the Ethics Committee is that 
the Ethics Committee has approved the trip. 

34. The witness was shown a copy of the final itinerary and accompanying travel memo emailed to 
Mr. Dankler on October 7, 2011. The witness recalled receiving the itinerary but did not recall 
the memo. He did not know who prepared either document, nor did he recall any conversations 
about the either document at the time he received them. 



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Subject to the Nondisclosure Provisions of H. Res. 895 as Amended 

35. The witness did not remember who met him at the airport when he and his wife arrived in 
Taiwan. He did not remember if someone from the government of Taiwan was there. He did not 
remember if someone from the Chinese Cultural University was there. 

36. The witness recalled that Frank Lee, who was the congressional affairs point of contact at 
TECRO, escorted him for some part of his trip in Taiwan, He said that there were "many 
people" who escorted him during the hip. He did not know if any of them were from the 
Chinese Cultural University. 

37. The witness did not know who set up his meetings in Taiwan. He did not know if any Chinese 
Culture University officials were present at any of his meetings in Taiwan. 

38. The witness' only interaction with the Chinese Culture University during this trip was a visit to 
the University, where he met with the president of the school, toured the campus, and toured a 
Chinese art museum on campus. His visit lasted approximately three hours. 

39. When the witness returned from the trip, he had no further contact with the Chinese Culture 
University. The witness did not recall if he had any further contact with TECRO, 

40. The witness was shown the pre- and post-travel disclosure forms he filed with Hie Committee on 
Ethics for this trip to Taiwan. The witness said thai Mr. Dankler was responsible for assembling 
the filings. The witness signed them. 

41. The witness was asked who prepared the Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form. The 
witness stated that the form speaks for itself and that the Chinese Cultural University prepared it. 
The witness did not discuss the form with anyone. 

42. The witness did not have any discussions with anyone about who was paying for the trip. There 
were no discussions about TECRO pre-paying trip expenses and then being reimbursed by the 
Chinese Cultural University. 

This memorandum was prepared on April 22, 2013 after the interview was conducted on April 18, 2013, I 
certify that this memorandum contains all pertinent matter discussed with Hie witness on April 18, 2013. 

Omar S. Ashmawy 

Staff Director & Chief Counsel 



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OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS 
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 



MEMORANDUM OF INTERVIEW 



IN RE: 

REVIEW No(s): 

DATE: 

LOCATION: 



Representative Roskam's Executive Assistant 



TIME: 

PARTICIPANTS: 



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April 12, 2013 

2550 M Street, NW 

Washington, DC 20037 

3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (approximate) 

Scott Gast 

Kedric L. Payne 

William McGinley, counsel to the witness 
Benjamin Wood, counsel to the witness 



SUMMARY : The OCE requested an interview with the witness and he consented to an interview. The 
witness made the following statements in response to our questioning: 

1. The witness was given an 18 U.S.C. § 1001 warning and consented to an interview. The 
witness signed a written acknowledgement of Hie warning, which will be placed in the case file 
in this review. 

2. The witness has been employed as a Legislative Assistant in the office of Rep. Peter Roskam 
since October 2012. Prior to this position, he served as the Executive Assistant to Rep. Roskam 
from approximately January 2009 to October 2012, and as a Staff Assistant from approximately 
May 2008 to January 2009. 

3. In his position as Legislative Assistant, and in his prior position as Executive Assistant the 
witness reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff. As a Legislative Assistant, the witness typically 
interacts with Rep. Roskam once per day. When he was Executive Assistant, he had more 
interactions with Rep, Roskam, by email, text, and telephone. 

4. As Legislative Assistant, the witness is responsible for the issue areas of trade, foreign affairs, 
and financial services. He monitors legislative developments, reviews letters, and staffs 
meetings in these issue areas. 

5. As Executive Assistant, the witness handled requests for time with Rep. Roskam, scheduled 
meetings, and made sure that meetings were appropriately staffed. He was also responsible for 
the issue areas of foreign affairs, financial services, an d government reform and oversight. 

6. The witness stated that he first interacted with the Taiwan Economic and Cultural 
Representative's Office in the United States ("TECR.O") in early to mid-2009. His first 
interactions dealt with scheduling matters. He has had interactions with TECRO officials on 
other issues prior to discussing Rep. Roskam's trip to Taiwan. 



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7. The witness has interacted with TECRO officials Frank Lee f Gordon Yang, Livia Sun, and an 
official named Hans, whose last name he could not recall. 

8. The witness has had no interactions with anyone from the Chinese Culture University. 

9. The witness reported having a "fair amount" of interaction with Rep. Roskam during the 
planning of his October 201 1 trip to Taiwan. The interactions dealt mostly with finding dates on 
which to travel and on keeping him posted regarding the itinerary for the trip. The witness said 
he had no interactions with Rep, Roskam's family members regarding the trip to Taiwan. 

10. The witness said that he was the only staff member who worked on the Taiwan trip. 

1 1 . The witness stated that Rep. Roskam had been invited to travel to Taiwan by TECRO officials 
numerous times in the past. The idea for the trip to Taiwan ultimately taken by Rep. Roskam in 
October 201 1 came from TECRO officials in May 2011. 

12. The witness received a May 13, 2011 email from TECRO official Gordon Yang, inviting Rep. 
Roskam and other Members of Congress "to join the congressional delegation to visit Taiwan" in 
June or July 2011. The witness said that this was the first tim e he heard of the idea for this trip. 

1 3. The witness said that he first contacted Mr. Yang about the invitation on June 2, 20 1 1 . He could 
not recall whether they met in person or spoke by telephone. 

1 4. The witness did not recall whether he had spoken with Rep. Roskam about the invitation prior to 
the June 2, 2011 conversation with Mr. Yang, but it was likely he would have. 

15. The witness said that Mr. Yang asked if Rep. Roskam could help get other Members of Congress 
to join the Taiwan trip. The witness forwarded the proposed itinerary to a few other schedulers 
that Rep. Roskam wanted him to focus on, but ultimately no other Members could make the trip. 

16. 'fhe witness said that, based on Mr. Yang's initial invitation email, he understood that the 
proposed trip to Taiwan would be organized pursuant to the Mutual Education and Cultural 
Exchange Act ("MECEA"). 

17. The witness stated that, in his initial conversations with Rep. Roskam about the proposed trip, 
Rep. Roskam indicated that he wanted to take his wife with him on the trip. According to the 
witness, this request prompted him to have a conversation with Mr. Yang about the trip. He 
could not recall when this conversation occurred. 

1. 8. The witness said that as a result of this conversation with Mr. Yang, h was decided that the 
proposed trip would be privately sponsored, rather than a MECEA trip. The witness? did not 
recall discussing who the private sponsor of the trip would be during this conversation. 

1.9. The witness said that he first learned that the Chinese Culture University would be the private 
sponsor of Rep. Roskam's trip when he read that in the first itinerary sent to him by Mr. Yang. 

20. The witness said he was not familiar with the Chinese Culture University. He did not have any 
conversations with Mr. Yang about who the Chinese Culture University was. 



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21. The witness stated that he accepted the invitation to travel to Taiwan, on behalf of Rep. Roskam, 
on June 7, 2011. At this time, he understood that Rep. Roskam and his wife would be traveling, 
and that the trip would be privately sponsored. 

22. The witness believes he would have had a conversation with Mr. Yang about the need for a 
private sponsor, but he did not recall if he knew who the private sponsor was at this time. 

23. Hie witness said that he fust received an itinerary for the trip on June 7, 2011 from Mr. Yang. 

24. The witness was asked about an email from Mr. Yang to him on June 7, 2011, in which Mr. 
Yang states, "I will work with Taipei and get all tire paperwork for you asap...." The witness 
said he did not know to whom "Taipei" referred, and did not recall focusing on that reference. 

25. The witness did not know who prepared the trip itinerary. 

26. Hie witness recalled a pre-trip briefing lunch held at the TECRO offices in Washington, with the 
TECRO ambassador and other TECRO officials. Rep. Roskam, his wife, and his youngest 
daughter, who was interning at TECRO at or around this time, were in attendance, as was the 
witness. He described the briefing as providing information in a question-and-answer format 

27. The witness said he knew at the time of tire pre-trip briefing that the Chinese Culture University 
was the private sponsor of the Taiwan trip, but he does not know if the University was involved 
in the pre-trip briefing. 

28. The witness was shown a June 9, 201 1 email he sent to Mr. Yang, in which he provides 
information about Representative Roskam's daughter, who would be teaching English in Taiwan 
at the time that Rep. Roskam and his wife were to be in that country. The witness said that the 
daughter's work in Taiwan came up during a conversation with Mr. Yang. 

29. The witness was shown a June 15, 2011 email from Mr. Yang to the witness, in which Mr. Yang 
says, "I will bring to you the invitation and the private sponsor certification form signed by the 
Chinese Culture University...." The witness did not recall receiving the invitation from the 
University in June 2011. 

30. The witness said that, at this time, he understood that the University was the private sponsor of 
the trip, but neither he nor anyone in his office had had any contact with the University, 

31. The witness said he did not discuss the private sponsor certification form with anyone from the 
Chinese Culture University. 

32. The witness said he did not discuss scheduling with the Chinese Culture University. 

33. When asked about a July 28, 201 1 email from Mr. Yang to the witness about booking flights for 
Rep. and Mrs. Roskam, the witness said that Mr. Yang was the only person he spoke with 
regarding the logistics for the Taiwan trip. 

34. When asked about an August 22, 2011 email from Mr. Yang to the witness, in which Mr. Yang 
writes, "fm now in Taiwan and have told our guys here about the change of dates...," the witness 
said he did not know to whom Mr. Yang was referring when he spoke of "our guys." 



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35. The witness said that, on or around September 15, 2011, Rep, Roskara asked him to get in 
contact with the people organizing his Taiwan trip and arrange time for him to visit his daughter 
while she was teaching and to arrange dinner with her host family. The witness said that this 
was ultimately arranged. 

36. When asked about the September 15, 2011 email from Mr. Yang to the witness regarding 
changes to the trip itinerary to allow Rep. Roskam to visit his daughter, the witness said that he 
only worked with Mr. Yang on scheduling issues. He was not sure with whom Mr. Yang may 
have worked. 

37. The witness did not recall Mr. Yang mentioning any conversations with anyone from the 
Chinese Culture University, He did not recall receiving any feedback from the University 
regarding the itinerary. 

3 8. The witness was asked about a September 27, 20 1 1 email from the witness to a counsel at the 
House Committee on Ethics, in which the witness provides the name and contact information for 
Mr. Yang. The witness said that the Ethics Committee staff member had contacted him about a 
"problem" with the schedule. The witness could not recall what the "problem" was, nor did he 
recall what the Ethics Committee staff member asked him. 

39. Hie witness did not recall what he told the Ethics Committee staff member about the trip. He 
did not recall the Chinese Culture University coming up in the conversation. 

40. The witness said that he informed the Ethics Committee staff member that Mr. Yang was the 
person he "had been going through" in planning the trip. He said that he would not have had the 
information the staff 1 member was seeking, so he would have referred her to Mr. Yang. 

41. The witness stated that he contacted Mr, Yang to give him a "heads up" that the Ethics 
Committee staff member would be contacting him. 

42. The witness did not recall any follow-up conversation with Mr. Yang about the conversation Mr. 
Yang may have had with the Ethics Committee staff member. 

43. The witness does not believe he followed-up with the Ethics Committee staff member after 
providing her with Mr. Yang's contact information. 

44. The witness was asked about an October 7, 20 1 1 email from Mr. Yang to the witness, in which 
Mr. Yang provided an updated itinerary and travel memo. The witness said he does not know 
who prepared either item. The witness said he did not discuss the role of the Chinese Culture 
University outlined in the updated itinerary. 

45. The witness did not recall being provided with contact information for anyone at the Chinese 
Culture University, other than the information included in the private sponsor certification form 
filed with the Committee on. Ethics. 

46. The witness does not know who greeted the Roskams at the airport in Taiwan or who escorted 
them on their trip. He said that he does not know if anyone from the Chinese Culture University 
greeted the Roskams at the airport or accompanied them on. the trip. 



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47. Hie witness did not recall sending any thank you letters after the trip. 

48. Hie witness said that he was responsible for assembling and filing the pre- and post-travel filing 
with the Committee on Ethics. He is not sure who prepared the private sponsor certification 
form. He has had no contact with the University official who signed the form. He did not take 
any actions to confirm, the information included in the form. 

49. The witness said he does not know who prepared the Itinerary included with tire Ethics 
Committee travel filings. He received it from Mr. Yang. 

50. The witness said that he understood, from the ethics forms and the trip itinerary, that the Chinese 
Culture University would be paying for Rep. Roskam's trip to Taiwan. 

This memorandum was prepared on April 18, 2013 alter the interview was conducted on April 12, 2013. 1 
certify that this memorandum contains all pertinent matter discussed with the witness on April 18, 2013. 



Scott Gast 

Investigative Counsel 



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Follow up: CoDel to Taiwan In June or July 



Dear friends - I hope you had good weekend! I'd like to follow up to check if you have 
received my previous email. I would appreciate it if you could keep we infontied of your 
Member's decision on the CoOel, I would also be happy to talk with you about any question 
that you have about the trip, Thanks again for your assistance and talk to you soon, Best, 
Gordon 

Cordon Ching-huei Yang 
executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TKRO) in the United States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, 0,c, 29816 -2146 

Direct: (2@2)39S-Hi 
Fax: (202)24 4-3646 
Blackberry; HHflHHH 



From : "Gor don C, H. Yang" <WKKK^§SX9jiUM> 
To: BWBSte cro.us 

Sent: Fri, 13 May 2611 19:30:22 -6460 
Subject: CoDel to Taiwan in dune or Duly 

Dear friends. 

How are you? 1 hope this email finds you all well. 

I would like to invite your Congressman or Congresswoman to join the congressional delegation 
to visit Taiwan during the period either from June 25 to Duly 2 or the period front 3uly 16 to 
?3. The specific dates of travel are subject to change to accommodate the individual Member's 
schedule. 

The trip is authorized under the State Department's Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchanges 
Act(MECEA) and sponsored by the Government of Taiwan. It also follows the most updated ethic 
rules of both the Senate and the House. 

The delegation will he composed of £0-12 House Members and their staff, Each Member can bring 
one staffer along. The itlneray will be arranged to address the Members' 
interests, providing them with the opportunity to understand more about Taiwan while 
enhancing the bilateral relations between their respective constituencies and Taiwan. 

Please let m know if your boss can attend the CoDel at your early convenience, hopefully by 
Tuesday, May 31, Please also feel free to contact me (information as 
below) if you have any question about the trip, I look forward to hearing from you soort. 
Thank you I 

With best regards, 




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Gordon Ching-huei Yang 
Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the united States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D t C. 20016-2146 

Direct: {232)895HH1 

Fax: (282)24 4-3646 

Blackberry; 

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Gordon C, H, Yang iHBKtecro.us] 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 5; 16 PM 
Dankler, Mike 

RE: CoDei io Taiwan In June or July 
Proposedjtlrierary„07171„07231 1„1st,version.DOC 



Hi Mike - Great to see you again today and hear that the Congressman decides to go on this 
trip. I will work with Taipei and get all the paperwork for you asap. For now, I've attached 
the tentative itinerary. Please let me know if Mr, and Mrs. Roskaro want to add or take out 
any event. Thanks again for all your help! Gordon 

On Tue, 7 3un 2811 16:17:49 -mm, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> X forgot to ask - do you have an electronic copy of that itinerary you 

> gave to me today? 
> 

> Original Message----- 

> From; Dankler, Mike 

> Sent: Tuesday, Dune 67, 2011 4:15 PM 

> To: 'Gordon c. H. Yang* 

> Subject: KB: CoDel to Taiwan in lone or duly 
> 

> Gordon , 
> 

> Great newsf I just got the green light to move forward with the trip, 

> Whenever you have the ethics paperwork, just let me know. Have a great dayl 
> 

> Mike 
> 

> Original Message-—*-" 

> From: Cordon C, H. Yang !MMHHHHHP&^£^.i3 

> Sen t: Frid ay, May 13> 2011 l&'J<d AM 

> To: BM M^tecroais 

> Subject: CoDel to Taiwan in 3une or 3uly 
> 

> Dear friends > 
> 

> How are you? I hope this email finds you all well, 
> 

> I would like to invite your Congressman or congresswoman to join the 

> congressional delegation to visit Taiwan during the period either from 

> Dune 2$ to 3uly 2 or the period from July 16 to 23. The specific dates 

> of travel are subject to change to accommodate the individual Member's schedule, 
> 

> The trip is authorized under the State Department's Mutual Educational 

> and Cultural Exchanges Act(MECEA) and sponsored by the Government of 

> Taiwan, It also follows the most updated ethic rules of both the Senate and the House, 
> 

> The delegation will be composed of 16-12 House Members and their 

> staff, Each Member can bring one staffer along. The itineray will be 

> arranged to address the Members' interests, providing them with the 

> opportunity to understand more about Taiwan while enhancing the 

> bilateral relations between their respective constituencies and Taiwan. 
> 

> Please let me know if your boss, can attend the CoDel at your early 

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> convenience, "hopefully by Tuesday, May 31. Please also feel free to 

> contact me (information as below) if you have any question about the 

> trip. I look forward to hearing front you soon. Thank you! 
> 

> With best regards, 
> 

> Gordon 
> 

> Gordon ching-huei Yang 

> Executive Officer 

> Congressional Liaison Division 

> Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECFtO) in the 

> United States 

> 4291 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, 

> Washington., D.C, 29816 - 2146 

> Direct: (202)a05~Mi 

> Fax; (282)24 4-3046 

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Gordon Ching-huei Yang 
executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Econonic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, 
Washington, D.C. 20ei6--2l45 
Direct: <232)895-Mi 

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Tentative Program for the Visit of 
U.S. Congressional Members Delegation 
to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 
July 17 ~23» 2011 

Sunday. July 17. 20.11 

Morning Leave Washington(IAD) or the congressional districts for Los 
Angeles via domestic flight (to be arranged with China 
Airlines) 

Noon Arrive in Los Angeles International Airport 
15:55 Depart Los-Angeles via CI-005 



Monday. Jui v 18, 2011 

20: 10 Arrive at Taiwan Taoynan International Airport 

Proceed to the Hotel 

RON Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei 

201 Tun Hwa Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei 106, Taiwan 

TEL:886-2-23774Hi 

FAX:886-2-2378-8888 

Website: ww w,feph,com ,tw 

Tnesdav. July 19, 2011 

09:30 Briefing by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
(AIT/T) (de facto US Embassy in Taiwan) 

1 1 :00 Call on Dr. Shin-yuan LAI, Chairwoman, Mainland Affairs 
Council (MAC), Executive Yuan (the Cabinet) 

12:30 Lunch with faculties and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCU) (Host of the trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 

15:30 Visit the National Palace Museum (the largest collection of 

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ancient Chinese art and treasure in the world) 

1 8:30 Call on Hon, Timothy YANG, Minister, Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs (MOFA) 

19:00 Dinner hosted by Minister YANG 

RON Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei 

Wednesday. July 20, 2011 

09:30 Call on Hon. Yat-shiang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

1 1 ;00 Audience with H.E. Ying-jeau MA, President of the Republic 
of China (Taiwan) 

12:30 Lunch at leisure at Din Tai Fung Restaurant(ranked top 10 
Chinese restaurant in the world) 

14:00 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

14:45 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Square 
(and watch the change of guards at 15:00) 

17:00 Visit Legislative Yuan (The Congress) and its Chamber 

17:30 Call on Hon. Jin-Ping WANG, Speaker of the Legislative Yuan 

18:00 Dinnerhosted by Speaker Wang 

RON Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei 

Thursday. Juiv 21. 2011 

09:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Railway (bullet 
train) 

10:22 Arrive in Taichung (the 3 rd largest city in Taiwan) 
11:30 Visit Tsaoton Township, Nantou County 
12:00 Lunch at leisure 

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15:30 Leave for Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

1 6:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake 

17:00 Visit Sun Moon Lake and Lain Island 

1 9:00 'Dinner at leisure 

RON The Lalu Sun Moon Lake 

No. 163, Jhongshan Rd„ Yuchih Township, Nantou County 
555, Taiwan 

TEL: 886-49-285-^1 

Website: wvvvv.thcltiiiixoma\v/en/ 

Friday July 22, 2010 

Morning Hiking in Mt, Maolan, visit cultural and natural establishments 
including aboriginal village, tea grove, Wenwu Temple, Ci 
Hen Fagoda, etc, 

12:00 Lunch at leisure 

14:00 Visit Chung Tai Chan Monastery 

1 5:30 Leave for Taichung 

16:30 Arrive in Taichung 

1 7: 1 5 Return Taipei by Taiwan High Speed Railway 

18:06 Arrive in Taipei 

19:30 Dinner at leisure 

RON Far Eastern Piaza Hotel Taipei 

Saturday, July 23, 2010 

10:00 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expo 

1 1 :30 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 2nd. 

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tallest building and the tallest green building in the world) 
12:00 Lunch at leisure at "top of Taipei 101 
15:00 Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 
16:40 Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 
14:05 Arrive in Los Angeles {on the same day) 



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From: 
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Gordon C. H. Yang ■■■&te<sra t »I 

Wednesday, June •'.5, 2011 10:46 AM 
Dankler, Mike 

RE: documents ^ _ iL , 

lnvUeesJlst0711.doc; Proposed J tlnerary„071 7 1„072311_ethics. DOC 



Hike - Attached please find the agenda and invitees list. In addition, I will bring to you 
the invitation and the private sponsor certification form signed by the Chinese Culture 
University, which I don't have e-copies. See you this afternoon! Gordon 

On Wed, IS Jim 2011 10:29:26 ~04«0, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> Yes 2:30 works, if you could send electronic copies as well that d be helpful. 

> Thanks! 
> 

> „ original Message 

> Sent: Wednesday, 3une 15, 2911 19:83 AH 

> To; Dankler, Mike 

> Subject: documents 

> Hi Hike - I've got all the docuanets for you to file to the ethics committee. 

> Can I stop by your office around 2:36pm this afternoon to deliver them to you? 

> Best, Gordon 
> 

> forwarded Messag e -~ 

> From; "Gordon C. H. 1ftiw^BBHKB££SUii&> 

> To: "Dankler, Mike" IBW^t - hQi|s^£QV> 

> Sent; Tue, 14 Dun 2911 18:17:52 -0460 

> Subject: Fw: Re: Sracey Roskam 
> 

> Hi Mike, 

> How are you doing? Have you talked to the congressman about the 

> »re~trio dinner? Either Monday Duly 11th or Tuesday Duly 12nd works on 

> our end. Please let me know which day works better for Mr. and Mrs. Roskam. Thanks! 
> 

> Best, 

> Gordon 
> 

> Forwarded Message ~-»- 

> ToT n "Panklep" Mike" M^MMM 1 1 1 11 11 1 

> sent: Thu, 9 Dun 2611 12:87:20 -9400 

> Subject: Re: Gracey Roskam 

Thanks, Mike, I forgot to ask you yesterday to shcedule a time for the 
pre- trip briefing. Our Ambassador 3ason Yuan would like to host a 
dinner at his residence for Mr. and Mrs, Roskam on Tuesday, Duly 12, 
to talk abolut the trip to Taiwan, Can you confirm if that evening 
would work on your end? Mr. Roskam could bring his family members and 
staffers along. Let me know, Thanks again and talk to you soon! Gordon 



> On Thu, 9 Dun 2311 11:11:00 -0406, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > Hey Gordon, 

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> > Here is the message I got hack frois Gracey when I asked if she knew 

> > any details about where she'd be: 

> > So far all X know is that I will be teaching at the Chen Shan Mel 

> > American School. I am not sure the exact dates. I know that 1 have 

> > an orientation the last week in 3une and start teaching the first 

> > week In July. I will be taking Mandarin classes at the National Chung Hsing University 
starting on Dune 3,3. 

> > Hope this is helpfull.If I hear anything else, I'll let you know. 

> > 

> > Mike. Dangler 

> > executive Assistant 

> > Congressman Peter 3. Roskara (11-66) 

> > Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> > 

> > This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by 

> > MailScanner, and is believed to ba cl<aan. 
> 

> Gordon (Mng-huei Yang 

> Executive Officer 

> Congressional Liaison Division 

> Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECKO) in the 

> united States 

> 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> Washington, D.C. £8616 -2146 

> Direct: (282)895-^1 

> Fax; (202) 24 4- 3046 

> Blackberry: HHHMMH 

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> 

> Gordon Ching-huei Vang 

> Executive Officer 

> congressional Liaison Division ,„„„. . 

> Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office GECKO) in the 

> United States 

> 4291 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> Washington, D.C. 26616 -2146 

> Direct: (202)89S-flH| 

> Fax: (262)24 4-3046 

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> 

> Gordon Ctiing-huel Yang 

> Executive Officer 

> Congressional Liaison Division 

> Taipei economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECKO) in the 

> United States 

> 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> Washington, D.C. 28616 -2146 

> Direct; (2Q2)B9$WM 

> Fax: (262)24 4-3646 

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Members of the House Invited to Attend (he Congressional 



Delegation to the RetmbHc of China (Taiwan) on July 17-23, 2011 : 

1 . Rep. & Mrs. Peter Roskam (R-IL) (and his staff) 

2. Rep. & Mrs. Dave Reichert (R-WA) (and his staff) 

3. Rep. & Mrs. Richard Neal (D-MA) (and his staff) 

4. Rep. & Mrs. Tom Price (R-GA) (and his staff) 

5. Rep. & Mrs. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (and his staff) 

6. Rep; & Mrs, Vern Buchanon (R-FL) (and his staff) 

7. Rep, & Mrs. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (and his staff) 

8. Rep, & Mrs. John Larson (D-CA) (and his staff) 

9. Rep. & Mrs. Adrian Smith (R-NE) (and his staff) 

10. Rep, & Mrs. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) (and his staff) 

1 1. Rep. & Mrs. Aaron Shock (R-IL) (and his staff) 

1 2. Rep. & Mrs. Ron Kind (D-WI) (and his staff) 

13. Rep. & Mrs, Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) (and his staff) 

14. Rep. & Mrs. Joe Crowley (D-NY) (and his satff) 

1 5. Rep. & Mrs, Kenny Marchant (R-TX) (and his staff) 



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Tentative Program for the Visit of 
U,& Congressional Members Delegation 
to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 
July 17 '~23,20U 

Smiday, July 17. 2011 

Morning Leave WasMngton(IAD) or the congressional districts for Los 
Angeles via domestic flight (to be arranged with China 
Airlines) 

Noon Arrive at Los Angelas International Airport 
15:55 Depart Los Angeles via CI-005 



Monday. Jafar 18, 2011 

20:10 Arrive at Taiwan Taoynan International Airport 

Proceed to the Hotel 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

41, Chung ShanN. Rd., Sec. % Taipei, Taiwan 
Tel: 886-2-2523JBI 

Fax; 886-2-2523-2828 

Tuesday. July l& 2011 

09:30 Briefing by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
(AIT/T) 

11:00 Call on Dr. Shin-yuan LAI, Chairwoman, Mainland Affairs 
Council (MAC), Executive Yuan (the Cabinet) 

12:30 Lunch with faculties and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCU) (Host of tire trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 

15:30 Visit the National Palace Museum (the world's largest 
collection of ancient Chinese art and treasure) 

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18:30 Call on Hon, Timothy YANG, Minister, Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs (MOFA) 

19:00 Dinner hosted by Minister YANG 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Wednesday, July 20, 20U 

09:30 Call on Hon. Yat~shiang SHIH, Minister, Ministiy of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

1 1 :00 Audience with H.E. Ying-jcou MA, President of the Republic 
of China (Taiwan) 

12:30 Lunch at leisure at Din Tai Fung Restaurant 

14:00 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

14:45 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Square 
(and watch the change of guards at 15:00) 

17:00 Visit Legislative Yuan (The Congress) and its Chamber 

17:30 Call on Hon. Jin-Ping WANG, Speaker of the Legislative Yuan 

1 8:00 Dinner hosted by Speaker Wang 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Thursday, July 21. 20X1 

09:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Railway (bullet 
train) 

10:22 Arrive in Taichung (the 3 rJ largest city in Taiwan) 
1 1 :30 Visit Tsaoton Township, Nantou County 
12:00 Lunch at leisure 

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15:30 Leave for Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

1 6:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake 

17:00 Visit Sim Moon Lake and Lalu Island 

19:00 Dinner at leisure 

RON The Lalu Sun Moon Lake 

No. 163, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 

555, Taiwan 

TEL: 886-49-285*^B 

Friday, Jqly 22. 2011 

Morning Visit cultural and natural establishments including aboriginal 
village, tea grove^ Wenwu Temple, Ci Hen Pagoda, etc. 

12:00 Lunch at leisure 

14:00 Visit Chung Tai Chan Monastery 

1 5:30 Leave for Taichnng 

1 6:30 Arrive in Taichung 

17:15 Rettim Taipei by Taiwan High Speed Railway 

18:06 Arrive in Taipei 

19:30 Dinner at leisure 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Saturday, July 23, 2010 

10:00 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 

1 1 :30 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 2nd 
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12:00 Lunch at leisure at Taipei 101 

15:00 Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

16:40 Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 

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From; Dankler, Mike 

Sent; Wednesday, July 20, 201 1 3:30 PM 

To: 'Gordon C, H. Yang' 

Subject: RE: New dates 



Gordon, 

Hope you're doing well! I talked with the Congressman and the new dates that work best for 
him is Saturday, September 24-Friday,. September 30. Will that work? 



Mike 



Original Message 

From: Gordon C. H, Yang [■■■■■■ptexcoajsl 

Sent; Monday, July 11, 2911 5:86 PM 
To: Dankler, Mike 
Subject! Hew dates 



Ki Mike, 

Great to see you again today! I think the lunch went well and the Ambassador was very happy 
to meet with Mr, and Mrs, Roskam, 

How we need to start it over again to pick up the new dates for them to travel to Taiwan, Do 
they have any period of time available in August? I think the earlier is the better so that 
we won't deal with the uncertainties of the congressional schedule near the end of year. 
Please let me know if they can decide the dates at your early convenience, Thank you I 



Best, 
Gordon 



Gordon Ching-huei Yang 
Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in tins United States 
4291 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, 
Washington, D.C, 20016-2146 
Direct: (202)89S-MBi 
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From: Gordon C. H. Yarig ■»^ tecro - us ) 

Sent: Friday, July 08. 201 ) 11:19 AM 

To: Dankier, Mike 

Subject; Re: FW: McCarthy: WHIP FLOOR.UPDATS: IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTICE 



Thanks Mike, but we are definitely still on for the lunch on Monday, Also, can you ask the 
Congressman when they would reschedule the trip to Taiwan? Best, Gordon 

On Fri, S 3ul Mil 10:32:54 Dankler, Mike wrote 

> Hot off the presses. Recess is officially canceled, 
> 

> From: Howard, Ben 

> Sent: Friday, uuly 98, 2811 1B:32 AM 

> Subject; McCarthy: WHIP FLOOft UPDATE; IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTICE 
> 

> (Courtesy of the Majority Leader) 
> 

> Members are advised that the House will now be in session during the 

> week of 3uly 18, This is a change from the original House calendar 

> distributed in December of last year. Legislative business for the 

> week of Duly 18 will begin on Tuesday, 3uly 13, at .2:60 p.m., with 

> first votes postponed until 6;30 p.m. Last votes for the week are expected to conclude no 
later than 3:69 p.m. 

> on Friday, Duly 22. 
> 

> Members are further advised that the House is expected to consider 

> H,3,Ras, 1, a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, during 

> the week of 3uly 3.8 - one week earlier than originally scheduled, 

> All Members are encouraged to support this important legislation to 

> ensure that we begin to get our fiscal house in order. 
> 

> 

> Ben Howard 

> Floor Assistant 

> METlorityWfilp Kevin McCarthy 

> 

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Taipei economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States 
4261 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, 
Washington, D.C. 28616-2146 
Direct: (202)89S-)HMI 
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From; Gordon Yang ■■R@tecro,us] 

Sent; Monday, June 06, 2011 4:04 PM 

To: Dankler, Mike 

Subject: Re; CoDel to Taiwan in July 16-23 



That should be fine, I will change flights booking at once. 

-Original Message 

Prow: Dankl er j Mike 
to; 'BBBB@* ecro ' us ' 

Subject: RE: CoDel to Taiwan in July 16-23 
Sant; Dun 6, 29U 3:67 PM 

Another question - is there any chance of changing the dates to Duly 17-23? 

Original Mess age— 

Sent; Monday, Dune 06, 2911 £1:46 AM 
To; Dankler., Mike 

Subject: Re: CoDel to Taiwan in Duiy 16-23 

Hi Mike - That works. I look forward to seeing you than, Thanks, Gordon 

Original Message 

Front; Dankler, Mike 

To: 'Gordon C. H. Yang' 

Subject: RE: CoDel to Taiwan in 3uly 16-23 

Sent: 3iro 6, 2811 11:34 AM 

Sure thing. I'm free at 10am tomorrow. Does that work for you? 

-Original Message-— --^^^^^^^^^ 

Sent; Friday, Dune m^2Qll 4:12 PM 
To: Dankler* Mike 

Subject: CoDel to Taiwan In 3uly 16-23 
Hi Mike, 

Great to talk with you yesterday! As we discussed, I sincerely hope that Mr, and Mrs. 
ftoskaai cart males a trip to Taiwan in 3uly and PLIiASt- let m& know once they made up thier mind. 

Are you free to meet again in the afternoon of Monday or Tuesday next week? I plan to bring 
you sortie information to help Gracey understand more about Taiwan as well as to organize the 
Roskatn CoDel. Let me know when works for you. Thanks! 

Best, 
Gordon 

Gordon Chlng-huel Yang 
Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

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From: Dankiar, Mike 

Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 1:32 PM 

To: 'Gordon C, H. Yang' 

Subject: RE: Ethics Paperwork 



That should be fine. Mr-. Roskam will be in DC that day and Mrs, Roskam will still be in 
Chicago so they would be departing from separate places. 



Original Message----" 

Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2611 6:96 PM 

To: Dankler, Mike 

Subject: He: Ethics paperwork 

Hi Mike, 

How are you doing? I hope you are not too busy. 

Regarding the flight to Taiwan, I've book the flight from San Francisco to Taipei in early 
morning {around I am) on September 24th, That means that Mr, and Mrs. Roskam need to flight 
out from DC or Chicago to San Francisco in the evening of the 23rd. Do you think if It would 
work for their schedule? Let me know. 

I might get the new ethics document tomorrow so that I would stop by your office either 
tomorrow or next Monday to deliver them to you, Thanks 1 



Best, 
Gordon 



Gordon Ching-huei Yang 
Executive Officer 
congressional Liaison Division 

Talpai Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) In the united States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, M.W. 
Washington, O.C. 26916 -214,5 

Direct: (202)895-^1 

Fax: (262)24 4-3946 
Blackberry: 



On Hon, 25 3ul 2911 15:56:39 -9466, Danider, Hike wrote 

> Hey Gordon, 

> Hope you had a great weekend! Finally got in touch with someone at the 

> ethics office. You do need to resubmit the paperwork all over again. 

> They need the new dates reflected on the forms. Take care! 
> 

> Mike Dankler 

> Executive Assistant 

> Congressman Peter 0, Roskam (Xt-06) 

> Chief De puty Republican Whip 

> 202~225~m| 
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From: Dankler, Mike 

Sent; Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:18 PM 

To: 'Ken Chong, 1 

Cc; Gordon Yang 

Subject! RE; Congressman Roskarn 



Thanks Kent 



Sent; Tuesday, September 27, 201,1 2:16 PM 
To; Dankler, Mika 
Cc; Gordon Yang 

Subject: Re: Congressman Roskarn 



Hi MH«, 

I've made the reservation for Congressman Roskarn and his wife as below. 

Please get me the trip contact cell phone number of them in case there is flight delay/cancellation on the day of 
travel. 

An E-TKT confirmation will be emailed to you a week prior to departure. 
Both of their AA & Delta numbers have been entered to earn miles. 
Have keep all the boarding passes until all miles are posted into their accounts. 
Let me know if you question, 

L 1 ROSKAM/PETER JAMES 2, 1ROSKAM/ELIZABBTKGRACEY 
I AA 2049 A 150CT OUare 1015 to L.A 1235 
2CI 5F I50CTLA 1515 to Taipei 2020,00116 
3 CI 6 F 220CT Taipei 1640 to L.A 1325 
4AA1624A 220CTL.A 1525toO'hare 2125 



Regards, 
Ken Chong 
China Airlines 

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Dankler, Mike <|^^^^^a|Um?i^y> wrote; 
Ken, 



Here is the information you requested. Could I also please get a copy of the flight itinerary? Thanks! 



Peter James Roskarn 
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Elizabeth Gracey Roskam 
August 12,| 
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Mike Dankler 
Executive Assistant 
Congressman Peter J, Roskam (IL-06) 
Chief Deputy Republican Whip 



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From; 

Sent: 

To: 

Subject: 



Dankfer, Mike; Gordon Yang 

China Airlines E-TKT Confirmation for ROSKAM/PETERJAMES/EUZABETHGRACEY 



CHINA AIRLINES LTD, 

COS ANGELES BRANCH OFFICE 

200 N. CONTINENTAL BLVD. 

ELSBGUNDO, CA.90245. 

U.S.A. 

TEL 1-800-227-Bi 

FAX 1-310-322-3888 



PASSENGER ITINERARY U OCT 2011 -\ 

PASSENGER NAME : ' : '\ 

1. ROSKAM/PETERJAMBS ETKT: 2972475234041 

2. ROSKAM/ELIZABBTHGRACEY ETKT; 2972475234042 j 
RECORD LOCATOR: K52MNJ AA:IPHSCI 

FLIGHT RESERVATION 

MUM I - 

DATE FLIGHT AIRPORT FROM/TO TIME CLASS STATUS STOP ' | 



150CT AA2049 ORD-0 HARE INTERNATIONAL 1015 A CONFIRMED 
150CT LAX-LOS ANGELES 1235 

150CT CI 5 LAX-LOS ANGELES 1515 F CONFIRMED NONSTOP 
160CT TPB-TAIFEI 2020 

220CT CI 6 TPE-TAIPEI 1640 F CONFIRMED NONSTOP 

220CT LAX-LOS ANGELES 1325 

220CT AA1624 LAX-LOS ANGELES .1525 A CONFIRMED 
220CT ORD-0 HARE INTERNATIONAL 2 1 25 

SEAT SELECTION: CI5F150CT 1-1A 2-.1K 
CI6F220CT 1-1A2-1K 

* INTERLINE STATUS IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY * 

* PLEASE CHECK IN AT AIRPORT 2 HOURS BEFORE FLIGHT DEPARTURE * 

* FOR DELHI AIRPORT (ECONOMIC CLASS PASSENGER ONLY) 
PLEASE CHECK IN AT AIRPORT 3 HOURS BEFORE FLIGHT DEPARTURE * 

* FOR TICKET ISSUED ON/AFTER 15 APRIL 2008,THE MAX WEIGHT OF 



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EACH CHECKED BAGGAGE CARRIED BY ECONOMY CLASS PASSENGERS ON 
TRANSPACIFIC ROUTES INCLUDG GUAM IS CHANGED FROM 
32KQST0 23KGS. 

FOR DETAILS PLEAS-E CHECK LOCAL CHINA AIRLINES OFFICE * 
* EACH CABIN BAGGAGE MAY NOT EXCEED 56X36X23CM IN SIZE AND 
7KG IN WEIGHT. IF OVERWEIGHT OR OVERSIZED, IT WILL BE 
TRANSPORTED AS CHECKED BAGGAGE. EXCESS BAGGAGB CHARGE WILL 
BE COLLECTED IF THE TOTAL PIECES/WEIGHTS CHECKED EXCEED YOUR. 
FREE CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE. FREE CABIN BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE 
OF F/C/Y PASSENGERS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

FIRST CLASS: 2FIECES, OR ONE PIECE PLUS ONE GARMENT BAGGAGE 
(THICKNESS NOT OVER 20CM) 

BUSINESS CLASS: ONE PIECE PLUS ONE GARMENT BAGGAGE 

(THICKNESS NOT OVER 20CM) 

ECONOMY CLASS: ONE PIECE * 

THANK YOU FOR FLYING WITH CHINA AIRLINES AND WISH YOU A 
PLEASANT TRIP 



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Prom; Dankler, Mike 

Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 201 1 5:42 PM 

To; 'Gordon C. H. Yang' 

Subject; RE Passports 



Great, thanks! 



-Original Message ^^^^^^^^^^ 

Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2911 5:55 PM 
To: Dankler, Mike 
Subject; Re: Passports 



Hi Mike , 

One Kiore thing. Frank Lee, our Director of Congressional Liaison Division,, will meet Mr. and 
Mrs Roskan in Taiwan, and he will escort them in the last few days of the trip, starting 
froet the visit to the Central Taiwan on Wednesday, My colleague in Taipei's Home office, Alex 
Huang, will Met the Roskams on Sunday everting at the arrival gate in Taiwan airport, and he 
will escort thas for the first two days' i 
program in Taipei while frank will also join them for some official meetings. 

I've also seen that Ken has already sent the E-tickets to you. Let me know if you have any 
question about the trip. Thanks I 



Best, 
Gordon 

On Wed, 12 Oct 2911 13:23:39 -0400, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> Hey Gordon, 

> Hope you're doing well! I was just wondering when we are getting the 

> passports back. Congressman Roskam would like to have them back by 

> tomorrow so that he can take them back to Chicago. Thanks I 

> 

> Mike Dankler 

> Executive Assistant 

> congressman Peter 11, Roskam (IL-86) 

> Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> 202-225-jra 

> 

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Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States 
4261 Wisconsin Avenue, KM. 
Washington, D.C, 26016-2146 
Direct: (2e2)895-Hi 

Fax: (202)244-3045 

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Prom; Gordon C. H, Yang MM|t@ tea ' aus ] 

Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 12;06 PM 

To: Dankter, Mike 

Subject: Re: Itinerary 

Attachments: Tentative Itinerary 092311„093011DOC 



Hey Mi^g . Attached is the tentative itinerary. Let me know if there's any question on your 
end, Also keep trie posted if you have other Members and staff would join the trip. 
Thanks. Enjoy the summer recess! Gordon 



Gordon Ching-huel Yang 
Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) 
in the United States 
4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W, 
Washington, rj,c, 2&016 -2146 
Direct: (29?.)S95-BBi 
Fax: (202) 244- 3046 
Blackberry: 



On Wed, 3 Aug 2811 ilt21:5S -0490, Dankler, Hike wrote 

> Hey Gordon, 

> Good to ssae you the other day! When you have the chance could you please send 

> me an electronic copy of the updated itinerary? Thanks! 

> 

> Mike Dankler 

> Executive Assistant 

> Congressman Peter 3. Roskatit (11-06) 

> Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> 262-225-HBI 
> 

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.Tentative Program for the Visit of 
U.S, Congressional Delegation to theJRepabUc of China (Taiwan) 
September 23 -30, 2911 

Friday, September 23, 2Q11 

Evening Leave Washington, DC or the congressional districts for Los 
Angeles via domestic flight (to be arranged with China 
Airlines) 

Evening Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport 



Saturday, September 24,2011 

00:55 Departs from Los Angeles via CI-007 



Sunday, September 25, 2011 

05:50 Arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 
Proceed to the Hotel 

12:00 Lunch at leisure at Din Tai Fung Restaurant (ranked top 10 
Chinese restaurant in the world) 

14:00 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hat! and Freedom Square 

(and watch the change of guards at 1 5 :00) 

15:30 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

16:30 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 

17:30 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 

2nd tallest building and the tallest green building in the world) 

18:00 Dinner at leisure at Taipei 101 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

4 1, Chung Shan N, Rd ,» Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 

Tel: 886-2-2523-HH 

Fax: 886-2-2523-2828 



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Monday, September 26, 2011 

09;3O Briefing by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
(AIT/T) (cle facto U.S. Embassy in Taiwan) 

1 1 ;00 Call on Hon. Duu-yi WU, Premier, Executive Yuan (the 
Cabinet) 

12:30 Lunch with faculties and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCTJ) (Host of the trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 

15:30 Visit the National Palace Museum (the world's largest 
collection of ancient Chinese art and treasure) 

1 8:00 Call on Hon. Timothy YANG, Minister, Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs (MOFA) 

18:30 Dinner hosted by Minister YANG 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Tuesday, September 27, 2011 

09:30 Call on Hon. Yat-skiang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

1 1:00 Audience with H.F, Ying-jeou MA, President of the 
Republic of China (Taiwan) 

12:30 Lunch at Grand Hotel (the traditional palace architecture 

hosting many Heads of State including President Eisenhower) 

14:00 Visit the underground tunnel at Grand Hotel 

15:00 Visit the official residence of Generalissimo and Madame 
Chiang Kei-shek at Shih Lin, Taipei 

3 7:00 Visit Legislative Yuan (The Congress) and its Chamber 

1 7:30 Call on Hon. Jin-Ping WANG , Speaker of the Legislative 
Yuan 

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1 8:00 Dinner hosted by Speaker Wang 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Wednesday, September 28, 2011 

09:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Rail (bullet 
train) 

10:22 Arrive in Taichung (the 3 rd largest city in Taiwan, located in 
central Taiwan) 

1 1 :30 Visit Tsaoton Township, Nsmtou County. 

12:30 Lunch at leisure 

1 5:30 Leave for Sun Moon Lake 

16:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

18:00 Dinner at leisure 

RON The Lain Sim Moon Lake 

No. 163, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township, Nantou County 

555, Taiwan 

TEL: 886-49-285-MB 

Thursday, September 29. 2011 

Morning Visit cultural establishments and natural surroundings 
around Sun Moon Lake including aboriginal village, tea 
grove,, Wenwu Temple, Ci Hen Pagoda, etc, 

12:30 Lunch at leisure 

1 5:00 Visit Sun Moon Lake and Lalu Island 

18:00 Dinner at leisure 

RON The Lalu Sun Moon Lake 

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08:30 


Leave for Taichung 


09:30 


Arrive m Taichung 


10:01 


Return Taipei by Taiwan High Speed Rail 


11:00 


Arrive in Taipei 


12:30 


Lunch at leisure 


15:00 


Leave for Tai wan Taoyuan International Airport 


16:40 


Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 


14:05 


Arrive in Los Angeles (on the same day) 



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From; Gordon C. H. Yang ■■■gtecro.us] 

Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 5:40 PM 

To: Dankier, Mtke 

Subject: RE: Itinerary 

Attachments; Tentative KineraryJ01611J02211.DOC 



Hey Hike » 

I just came back to DC yesterday. Hope all Is well. 

FYI, attached please find the new itinerary based on the dates of October 15-22. Let me know 
if you have any question. Also, please send me a copy of Mrs. fioskam's bio, If any other 
Members and/or staffers would join this trip, please let me know too. 

I will get another ethics form with new dates and bring to you soon. Thanks! 

Best, 
Gordon 

Sordon Ching-huai Yang 
executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States 
4281 Wisconsin Avenue, N.w, 
Washington, D.C, 26016-2146 
Direct: (202)895-Mi 
Fax: (202)244-3046 



On Mori, 22 Aug 2&L1 15:16:60 -0490, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> One quick change - can we make it October 15-22? 
> 

> Original Massa ge- 

> From: Gordon Yang flNMNHHM^ ecro ' u ^ 

> Sent: Monday, August 22,, 2611 1:39 PM 

> To; Dankler, Mike 

> Subject: Re: Itinerary 
> 

> Hey Hike, 
> 

> How's it going? I'm now in Taiwan and have told our guys here about 

> the change of dates. They understand Mr. Roskam's concern and would 

> change everything based on the new dates October 15-21. X will get 

> back to you with the new ethics form from the sponsor sometime next 

> week. Hope it will work out this time. Stay in touchl 
> 

> Best, 

> Gordon 
> 

> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackSerry 
> 

> Original Message 

> Prom; "Dankl^r, Mike" ^^^^^Htedl. house, gov> 

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> Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 1 1; 21: 24 . 

> To; 'Gordon C, H. Yang' <HBPtecro.us> 

> Subject: R2: Itinerary 
> 

> Hey GordDn> 
> 

> nope yoit had a great weekend I I just wanted to be sure you got this email, 

> What's the next step with this? Can we lock in October 15-21? Thanks! 

> 

> Mike Dankier 

> Executive Assistant 

> Congressman Peter 3. Ftoskam (11-06) 

> Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> 

> Original Message 

> From: Dankier, Mike 

> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 2:47 m 

> To; 'Gordon C. H, Yang* 

> Subject; RL : s Itinerary 
> 

> Hey Gordon, 
> 

> Yes that is the Congressman's -final decision, I think he doesn't want 

> to wait to see if it gets bad, he just wants to avoid that mess altogether, 
> 

> Mike Dankier 

> Executive Assistant 

> Congressman Peter 3, Roskam (IL-66) 

> Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> 

> ».~~ -original Message — 

> Sent: Friday, August 85, 2011 6:44 PM 

> To; Dankier j Mike 

> subject: RE: Itinerary 
> 

> Hi Mike - Is it the Congressman's final decision to change the dates 

> to October? Shall we wait for a while to see how things are 

> developing? However, things might not be getting clearer until the 

> ealy or mid-September, For now, I will contact travel agent to book 

> flights for the new dates and give Taipei a heads -up that the 

> Congressman might change the dates of his visit. On your side, please 

> keep me posted how likely the Congress will cancel the September 

> recess. We'll stay in touch! Thanks and have a good weekend! Gordon 
> 

> On Thu, 4 Aug ?M1 15:37:35 -0400, Dankier, Mike wrote 

> > Gordon, 

> > 

> > I'm really sorry to do this,, but is there any chance we can look at 

> > October IS- 21? The Congressman was doing some thinking and is now 

> > having second thoughts on the September dates given that it 

> > coincides with the end of the fiscal year and probably another 

> > budget battle. Again I'm really sorry about this I I had told him 

> > about those concerns you had voiced when we were first talking about 



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> > rescheduling and he thought it would be ok } but l think seeing what happened with the 
debt limit changed his mind . 

> > 

> > Mike Dankler 

> > Executive Assistant 

> > Congressman Peter l, RoskatJi (It, -66) 

> > Chief De puty Republican whip 

> > 

> > Original Message 

> > Sent; Wednesday, August 93, 2&n 12:06 pm 

> > To: Danlder, Mike 

> > Subject: Re: itinerary 

> > 

> > Hey Mike - Attached is the tentative itinerary, Let me know If 

> > there's any question on your end. Also keep ma posted if you have 

> > other Members and staff would join the trip. Thanks, Enjoy the 

> > summer recess! Gordon 

> > 

> > Gordon Ctung-huei Vang 

> > Executive Officer 

> > Congressional Liaison Division 

> > Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TgCRO) in the 

> > United States 

> > 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> > Washington, D.C. 20916-2146 

> > Direct: (202)895~HBi 

> > f : ax: {202)244^3946 

> > Blackberry; 

> > 

> > On Wedj 3 Aug 2011 ll;2l;58 -0400, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > > Hey Gordon, 

> > > 

> > > Good to see you the other day! When you have the chance could you 

> > > please send jtie an electronic copy of the updated itinerary? Thanks) 

> > > 

> > > Mike Dankler 

> > > Executive Assistant 

> > > Congressman Peter 3. toskam (IL-66) Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> > > 232- 225 -M 

> > > 

> > > 

> 



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Tentative Program for the Visit of 
tt& Congressional. Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 

October 15 ~22 s 2011 

Saturday, October 15, 2011 

Morning Leave Washington, DC or the congressional districts for Los 
Angeles via domestic flight (to be arranged with China 
Airlines) 

Noon Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport 
1 5: 15 Depart Los Angeles via CI-005 



Sunday, Sunday 16, 2011 

20:10 Arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

Proceed to the Hotel 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

41, Chung Shan K. Rcl., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 
Tel: 886-2-2523-Mi 

Fax; 886-2-2523-2828 

ggoudav. October 17, 2011 

09:30 Briefing by the American Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office 
(AIT/T) (de facto U.S. Embassy in Taiwan) 

1 1 :00 Call on Hon. Dim-yi WU, Premier, Executive Yuan (the 
Cabinet) 

12:30 Lunch with acuities and students of the Chinese Culture 
University (CCD) (Host of the trip) 

14:00 Visit Campus of CCU 

15:30 Visit the National Palace Museum (the world's largest 
collection of ancient Chinese art and treasure) 

18:00 Call on Hon. Timothy YANG, Minister, Ministry of Foreign 



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Affairs (MOtfA) 

18:30 Dinner hosted by Minister YANG 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Tuesday. October 18, 2011 

09:30 Call on Hon. Ynt-shiang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

1 1 :00 Audience with H.E. Ying-jeou MA, President of the 
Republic of China (Taiwan) 

12:30 Lunch at Grand Hotel (the traditional palace architecture 

hosting many Heads of State including President Eisenhower) 

14:00 Visit the underground tunnel at Grand Hotel 

15:00 Visit the official residence of Generalissimo and Madame 
Chiang Kei-shek at Shih Lin, Taipei 

17:00 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 

2nd tallest building and the tallest green building in the world) 

18:00 Dinner at leisure at Taipei 101 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Wednesday. October 19, 2Q11 

10:00 Opening remarks at Trilateral Taiwan-U.S .-Japan 
Conference 

12:00 Lunch at leisure at Din Tai Fung Restaurant (ranked top 10 
Chinese restaurant in the world) 

13:30 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Square 
(and watch the change of guards at 14:00) 

14:30 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

15:30 Visit special exhibition "River of Wisdom-Moving of the 

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Riverside Scene at Ching-Ming .Festival "(A multimedia 
masterpiece of Song dynasty) at Taipei EXPO Borne 

17;00 Visit Legislative Yuan (The Congress) and its Chamber 

17:30 . Call on Hon, Jin-Ping WANG f Speaker of the Legislative 
Yuan 

1 8:00 Dinner hosted by Speaker Wang 
RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Thursday, Oct ober 20, 2011 

09:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Rail (bullet 
train) 

10:22 Arrive In Taichung (the 3 rd largest city in Taiwan, located in 
central Taiwan) 

1 i :30 Visit Xsaoton Township, Nantou County 

12:30 Lunch, at leisure 

1 5:30 Leave for Sun Moon Lake 

16:30 Arrive at San Moon Lake National Seenic Area 

18;00 Dinner at leisure 

RON Fleurde Chine Hotel 

23, Zhongzheng Rcl, Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, 
Nantou County 55546, Imwan(R.O.C.) 
TEL: 886-49-285-HH 

FAX: 88649-285-6600 

Friday. October 21,2011 

09:00 Briefing at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 
Headquarters 

Morning Visit cultural establishments and natural surroundings 
around Sun Moon Lake including aboriginal village, tea 

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12:30 


Lunch at leisure 


15:00 


Visit Sun Moon Lake 


18:00 


Dinner at leisure 


RON 


Fleur de Chine Kotel 


Saturday, October 22, 2011 


08:30 


Leave for Taichung 


09:30 


Arrive in Taichung 


10:01 


Return Taipei by Taiwan High Speed Rail 


11:00 


Arrive in Taipei 


12:00 


Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 


12:30 


Lunch at leisure 


15:00 


Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 


16:40 


Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CI-006 


14:05 


Arrive in Los Angeles (on the same day) 



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From: 
Sent: 
To; 

Subject: 



Gordon C, H. Yang ■■■©tecra.us] 

Friday, September 16, 2011 5:19 PM 
Dankler, Mike 
RE; Itinerary 



Mike ~ I've talked to the hosts of the conference and they will give us the invitation and 
the agenda next week. X will forward to you when I got them. Best; Gordon 

On Thu, 15 Sep 2&U 12:50:01 -0400> Dankler, Mike wrote 

> Sorry for the multiple emails, just trying to keep things separate. Do 

> you happen to have a more formal invitation for this? 
> 

> -Original Massage-----^^^^^^^^ 

> Sent: Friday, September 32, 2611 10:13 AM 

> To: Dankler., Mike 

> Subject: HE: Itinerary 
> 

> Good Morning! Mike, 
> 

> How are you doing? I hope you have received my previous email attched 

> with the updated itinerary. As you may notice, a trilateral 

> Taiwan-US Oapan Conference will be held in Taipei while the 

> Congressman's visiting there. The host would like to invite the 

> Congressman, if his schedule permits, to stop by the event and make 

> brief remarks. Please confirm if the Congressman agrees such arrangement. I will provide 
more details about the conference later. 

> Also, if possible, please send ne Mrs. Roskam's bio at your convenience, 

> Besides, I've got the new ethics form from the Chinese Culture 

> University. I plan to stop by your office on Tuesday to deliver it to 

> you. Is Tuesday afternoon good for you? 
> 

> Best, 

> Gordon 
> 

> On Fri, 26 Aug 2911 17:46:22 -8466, Gordon C. H. Vang wrote 

> > Hey Mike - 

> > 

> > I just came back to DC yesterday. Hope all is well. 

> > FYI, attached please find the new itinerary based on the dates of 

> > October 15- 22. Let me know if you have any question. Also, please send m a copy of Mrs, 
:> > ftoskam's bio. If any other Members and/or staffers would join this 

> > trip, please let me know too. 

> > 

> > I will get another ethics form with new dates and bring to you soon. Thanks! 

> > 

> > Best, 

> > Gordon 

> > 

> > Gordon Chlng-huei Yang 

> > Executive Officer 

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> > Congressional Liaison Division 

> > Taipei Economic and cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the 

> > United States 

> > 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> > Washington, D.C. 2Wi6 ~2M6 

> > Direct; <2e2)8d5MH 

> > Fax: (2%2) 24 4 -3646 

> > Blackberry: 

> > 

> > On Mon, 22 Aug 2911 15:16:90 -6400, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > > One quick change - can we make it October 15-22? 

> > > 

> > > Original MeSSa ||j|j|j|j^ggj^ j 

> ? > Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 1:36 PM 

> > > To: Dankler, Mike 

> > > Subject; Re; Itinerary 

> > > 

> > > Hey Kike., 

> > > . 

> > > How's it going? I'm now in Taiwan and have told our guys nere 

> > > about the change of dates. They understand Mr, Roskam's concern 

> > > and would change everything based on the new dates October 15-21. 

> > > I will get back to you with the new ethics form from the sponsor 

> > > sometime next week. Hope it will work out this time, stay in touch! 

> > > 

> > > Best, 

> > > Gordon 

> > > 

> > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackSerry 

> > > 

> > > ---.-original Message--^^^^^^ 

> > > From: "Dankler, Mike" ■■■■Mnail.housa.gov> 

> > > Date: Hon, 22 Aug 2011 1 1:21:24 

> > > To; 'Gordon C. H, Y3ng^HM£tecro.us> 

> > > subject: RE: Itinerary 

> > > 

> > > Hey Gordon, 

> > > 

> > > 

> > 

> > > 

> > > Mike Dankler 

> > > Executive Assistant 

> > > congressman Peter 3* Roskam (IL-06) chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> > > 292~225~MR 

> > > 

> > > -Original Message 

> > > From: Dankler, Mike 

> > > Sent: Monday, August 15, 2611 2:47 PM 

> > > To: 'Gordon C, H. Yang' 

> > > Subject: RE! Itinerary 

> > > 

> > > Hey Gordon, 

> > > 

> > > 

> > > 



, Hope you had a great weekend! I Just wanted to be sure you got this email. 
> What's the next step with this? Can we lock in October 15-21? Thanks! 



Yes that is the Congressman's final decision. I think he doesn't 
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> > > 

> > > Mike Dankler 

> > > Executive Assistant 

> > > Congressman Peter 3. Roskaro (IL-96) Chief Deputy Republican whip 

> > > 

> > > Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 6:44 PM 

> > > To: Dankler, Mike 

> > > Subject: RE: Itinerary 

> > > Hi Mike - is It the Congressman's final decision to change the 

> > > dates to October? Shall we wait for a while to see how things are 

> > > developing? However, things might not be getting clearer until 

> > > the aaly or mid -September . For now, I will contact travel agent to 

> > > book flights for the new elates and give Taipei a heads-up that the 

> > > Congressman might change the dates of his visit. On your side, 

> > > please keep me posted how likely the Congress will cancel the 

> > > September recess, We'll stay in touch! Thanks and have a good 

> > > weekend! 6ordon 

> > > On Tim, 4 Aug 2811 15:37:33 -0408, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > > > Gordon, 

> > > > I'm really sorry to do this, but is there any chance we can look 

> > > > at October 15- 21? The Congressman was doing some thinking and 

> > > > is now having second thoughts on the September dates given that 

> > > > it coincides with the end of the fiscal year and probably 

> > > > another budget battle. Again I'm really sorry about this) I had 

> > > > told him about those concerns you had voiced when we were first 

> > > > talking about rescheduling and he thought it would be ok, but 1 think seeing what 
happened with the debt limit changed his mind, 

> > > > 

> > > > Hike Dankler 

>>>> Executive Assistant , 

> > > > Congressman Peter 3. Roskam (IL-96) Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

> > > > 202-225-HHI 

> > > > 

> > > > -----Original Massage MHHMMHH^- ^ 

> > > > Sent: Wednesday, August 83, 26U 12:66 PM 

> > > > To: Dankler, Mike 

> > > > subject: Re: Itinerary 

> > I I Hey Mike - Attached is the tentative itinerary. Let me know If 

> > > > there's any question on your end. Also keep m posted if you 

> > > > have other Members and staff would join the trip, Thanks, enjoy 

> > > > the summer recess! Cordon 

> > > > 

> > > > Gordon Chlng-huei Yang 

> > > > Executive Officer 

> > > > Congressional Liaison Division 

> > > > Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in 

> > > > the United States 

> > > > 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N,W. 

> > > > Washington, D.C, 20316-2146 

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> > > > Direct; (292)895-) 

> > > > Fax; (283)244-3646 

> > > > Blackberry: 

> > > > 

> > > > On Wed, 3 Aug 2811 11:21:58 -0409, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > > > > Hey Gordon, 

> > > > > 

> > > > > Good to see you the other day! When you have the chance could 

> > > > > yoti please 
send 

> > > > > me an electronic copy of the updated itinerary? Thanks! 

> > > > > 

> > > > > Mike Dankler 

> > > > > Executive Assistant 

> > > > > Congressman peter 3. Roskam (IL-86) Chief Deputy Republican 

> > > > > Whip 

> > > > > 202-2.25-MN 

> > > > > 
>>>>>-- 

> > > 

> > > 
> 

> Gordon Ching-huei Vang 

> Executive Officer 

> Congressional Liaison Division 

> Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (THCRO) in the 

> United States 

> 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N,W. 

> Washington, D.C. £6916-2146 

> Direct; (262)895-»| 

> Fax: (202)244-3646 

> Blackberry: 
> 

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Dankler, Mike 



From: Dankler, Mike 

$<mt: Friday, S eptember 1 6, 201 1 TAB PM 

To: MHK^ecro.us' 

Subject: Re: ...end we more email 

Thank you so much Gordon! Have a great weekend) I 



Nike Dankler 
Executive Assistant 
Congressman Peter Roskam (XL -86) 
Chief De puty Republican Whip 
232- 225 

Sent using BlackSerry 



Original Message - — 

Sent: Friday, September 16, 29X1 85:28 PM 

To: Dankler, Mike 

Subject: fie: ...and ona more email 

Hey Mike,, 



We could arrange Mr. and Mrs, Rosksn to stop by and watch oracey teach class. He could also 
arrange a dinner with the host family and invite those names that you provided, 
Actually we intended to make such arrangments to let Mr, and Mrs Roskam have a chance to 
visit Gracey's working and living places as well as to spend some time together with the host 
■family. X will let you know if we work out some details. 



Best, 
Sordon 



On Thu, 15 Sep 2611 13:46:56 -6469, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> Hey Gordon, 

> Sorry for the barrage of emails! The Congressman asked me to get in 

> touch with you about the time in Taichung during the trip. 



* He would like to arrange some time for him to watch his daughter, 

Gracay, teach class. He said she teaches from 2-4pm on Mondays, 



> Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

> * He would also like to have dinner with the family that is hosting 

> Gracey. I have their names and contact information. I'm not sure if 

> it'd be best for you guys to make the arrangements or I can work through Gracey. 

> Please let me know what you think would work best. I am putting all 

> their information at the end of this email because it was all written 

> on a piece of paper and I want to have a backup in case I lose it so 

> you can disregard it unless you think it'd be better for TECRO to arrange the dinner. 



> Looking at the itinerary it doesn't seem like either of those should 

> be a problem, am I correct? Thanks for all your help with this sor-don 11 



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> Mike Dankler 

> Executive Assistant 

> Congressman Peter 3. Roskaro (il-96) 

> chief De puty Republican Whip 

> 

> Chen, Chia-Chung: +SBS-921-I 

> 3ane, Han-Cheng; +88S-937-1 

> Chen, aoti-Ying (Nancy): +886-9i0~HBBi Chien^ Ke-Hsiu 

> (father-in-law of Chen, Chia-Chung) Huang, Hsiah (mother-in-law of 

> Chen, Chia-Chung) 
> 

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Dankler, Mike 



From: Gordon C. H, Yang [■■KStecrcua] 

Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:31 PM 

To: Dankler, Mike 

3ui>joct: RE: October Trip 

Attachments: 2049 Roskam inviie.pdf; visa forrapdf 



Hi Hike, 

Great to touch base this afternoon! 

Attached please find the visa application form for you to fill out. I will stop by to pick it 
up along with their passports and two photos. Also attached is the signed invitation for the 
conference. 

Besides, can you send me Mrs. Roskatn's bio for our reference. 

Thanks, 
Gordon 

On 'rue, 27 Sep 2611 11132:26 -8409, Dankler, Hike wrote 

> Thanks Gordon! t can do lunch Thursday at 11:30. Do you want to meet 

> downstairs in the Grille? 
> 

> Regarding #1, do you have contact info for Ken? I'll get that 

> information for him. 
> 

> Regarding #2, I already checked with ethics - according to their 

> rules, the host may only pay for the expenses for a spouse or one 

> child, not a spouse AND one child, I talked to someone in the ethics 

> office this morning and confirmed he has to pay the costs associated 

> with her being there. The Congressman is fine with that so no need to inquire on that. 
> 

> Regarding #5, I'll check with who all is attending. Do you need any 

> information on the car too (make, model, etc.)? 
> 

> --...-Original Message- --j-*^^^^^^^^ 

> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2611 11:41 AM 

> To; Dankler, Mike 

> Subject; Re: October Trip 
> 

> Hi Mike, 
> 

> Thanks for checking in. It's been a crazy busy September and I'm glad 

> you have recess this week. I'm here and can have lunch with you either 

> tomorrow at 1230 or Thursday at 1130. Let ma know when works for you 

> and we meet at the Capitol Hill Club. 
> 

> For now, I'm trying to answer some of your questions: 

> 1) For Delta Milages, please give all the numbers to Ken of China 

> Airlines. He will put them into their booking records. And also 

> confirm with Ken for ail the domestic and international flights itinerary then let me know. 
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> 2) I don't see any problem for Gracey to join the codel since Monday 

> nigJt but X will check with Taipei. The host may be able to cover her cost as well. 

> I'll get back you soon on this. 

I 3) I've got the agenda of the conference and will get the invitation for you. 

> 4} I'll get back to you with the times that the Ambassador will be 

> able to do the pre- trip lunch or meeting. 

> 5) I've seen your RSVP for our centennial celebration reception on the 

> sth and very much look forward to it I Due to our security rules, 

> please confirm how many of you will attend and when you will be 

> arriving at the event. I will deliver you the name tags for all of you to drive into iwan 
Oaks , 

> 

> Best, 

> Gordon 
> 

> Gordon CMng-huei Vang 

> executive Officer 

> Congressional Liaison Division / TPrBn x in 4- h * 

> Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the 

> United States 

> 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> Washington, D.C. 26916-2146 

> Direct: <202)895-«H| 

> Fax: (282)24 4-3946 

> Blackberry; HHHHNHM 

> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19;51;X5 -6489, Danklar, Mike wrote 

> > Hey Gordon, 

> > Hope you're doing welll A couple more things for the trip: 

> > * The Congressman was saying that the airline they'll be using is a 

> > Delta partner, so he asked me to give you his and Elizabeth s Delta 

> > SkySlefnlbers so they can ad ded to the -i tinerary. Mr. Roskam's 



> > 

> > 

> > 

> > 

> > 

> > 



> > 



> - Mr. Roskant indicated that he would like Gracey to join him in Taipei 

> starting Monday night in meetings, ate. Per ethics rules, he will be 

> taking care of any expenses associated with her being there <«aals, 

> transportation, rollaway bed in hotel room, etc.)- 

* Do you have an update on a formal invitation for the speaking 

engagement at the conference? 

I think we still need to set up a time for a pre-trip briefing with 



> the Ambassador, correct? 



> > 

> > 

> > 

> > 
> 

> > 

> > 

> > 



1 don't know if you saw, but the Congressman will be heading out to 
Twin Oaks for the national Day celebration on October 5, He is very 
, excited to be able to celebrate out here. And he wiXl also be 
> attending the celebration in Chicago on October 7, 

Congress is in recess this week and I'm not sure If you're in DC 
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> > get lunch or something to just be sure that we're on the same page 

> > as things move forward Thanks for all your help, Gordon! 

> > 

> > Mike Dankler 

> > executive Assistant 

> > Congressman Peter 3. Roskaro (IL-06) 

> > Chief De puty Republican Whip 

> > 232-225-MM 

> > 

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The Honorable Peter Roskam 
United States House of Representatives 
227 Cannon Home Office Building 
Washington, D.C. 20515-1305 



Dear Representative Rosiest™ 

On behalf of the Project 2049 Institute, I would like to femes you to attend the 
upcoming "Taiwan-U.S.-Japaa Trilateral Conference: Security Dialogue" 
by the Project 2049 Institute find the Chinese Council of Advanced Polie 
October 17 th in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Tht conference will be an invitation-only meeting of kmcling experts and practitioners 
from the United States, japan and Taiwan. This conference will provide participants 
■with the opportunity to strategic and develop more effective policy approaches fo 
improving trilateral relations and promoting joint security initiatives. 

The conference is composed o£ four paods: 1) Trilateral Partnership between Taiwan, 
US. find Japan-Congressional views, 2) US. Security Strategy in the Asift-Paciflc Region, 
3} Trends in the Regional Security Situntton, ™& 4) Alternatives for Futile Cooperation 
in the Asia-Pacific Region, We envision this conference to be a serious high-level ^ 
discussion of the k<£y issues surrounding future security challenges in the Asia-Pacific 
and the vested interests of involved parties, Given your role in shaping and executing 
US. policy, we believe your perspective would be a critical one. 

Thank you in advance for youir consideration of this invitation. 

Sincerely yours, 




Randall Schriver 



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Hi Mike - Attached are the updated itinerary and the memo. Let me know if you have any 
further question. Have a great weekend! Gordon 



Gordon Ching-huei Yang 
Executive Officer 
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Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECflO) 

in the United States 

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Tentative Program for the Visit of 
U.S. Representative Peter Roskam and Mrs. Roskam 
to the Republic of China (Taiwan) 
October IS ~22, 2011 

Saturday October 15, 2QU 

Morning Leave Washington, DC or Chicago for Los Angeles via 
domestic flight (to be arranged with China Airlines) 

Noon Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport 

15:15 Depart Los Angeles via CI-005 



Sunday. Sunday 16. 2011 

20:1.0 Arrive at Taiwan Taovuan International Airport 

Proceed to the Hotel 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

41, Chung Shan N. Rd ., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 
Tel: 

Fax: 886-2-2523-2828 
Monday, October 17, 2011 

08:00 - Call on Hon, Hen-Yih WU, Premier, Executive Yuan (the 
08:30 Cabinet) 

09:00 Attend Opening Ceremony of "Taiwan-U.S. -Japan 
Trilateral Conference : Security Dialogue" 

09:30 - Attend the 1" panel discussion of "Trilateral Partnership 
10:45 among Taiwan, U.S. and Japan: Congressional Views" 

1 1 :30 Call on Hon. Timothy C. T. YANG, Minister, Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs (MOFA) 

12:30 Luncheon hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Lyushtm SHEN, Deputy 
Minister, MOFA 

1 6:00 Call on Dr. Wan-Yi WU, President, Chinese Culture 



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University (CCD) (Host of the trip) 



19:00 Dinner hosted by Foreign Minister YANG for the 
distinguished guests of 'Taiwan-U.S.Japm Trilateral 
Conference : Security Dialogue" 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Tuesday. October 18, 2011 

09:30 Call onHon, Yen-shiang SHIH, Minister, Ministry of 
Economic Affairs (MOEA) 

10:45 ~. Audience with H.E. Ying-jeou MA, President of the 
11:15 Republic of China (Taiwan) 

1 1 :30 Call on Hon, Jin-Ping WANG, Speaker of the Legislative 
Yuan (the Parliament) 

12:15 Luncheon hosted by Speaker Wang 

15:00 Briefing by Mr. William Stanton, Director, American 
Institute in Taiwan/Taipei Office (AIT/T) (de facto U.S. 
Embassy in Taiwan) 

17:00 Visit Taipei 101 Financial Center and its observatory (the 
world's 2nd tallest building and the tallest green building) 

18:00 Dinner at leisure at Taipei 101 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 



Wednesday, October 19, 2011 

09:00 Visit National Palace Museum (the world's largest collection 
of ancient Chinese art and treasure) 

1 1 :30 Lunch at leisure 

13:30 Depart for Taichung via Taiwan High Speed Rail (bullet 
train) #159 

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14:19 Arrive in Taichimg (the 3 largest city in Taiwan, located in 
central Taiwan) 

15:00 Visit Chen Shan Mei American School, Tsaoton Township, 
Nantou County 

16:30 CaU on Br, and Mrs. CIria-Chung CHEN 

1 8:00 Dinner at leisure 

20;00 Depart for Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 

21:30 Arrive at Sun Moon Lake 

RON Fleurde Chine Hotel 

23, Zhong2heng Rd., Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, 
Nantou County 55546, Talwan(R.Q.C.) 
TEL: 8S6-49-285JBI 

FAX: 886-49-285-6600 



Thursday, October 20, 2011 

10:00 Briefing at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area 
Headquarters 

10:30 - Visit cultural establishments and natural surroumUnp 
16:00 around Sun Moon Lake including aboriginal village, tea 
grove, Wenwu Temple, Ci Hen Pagoda, etc. 

16:10 Depart for Xitou Nature Education Area 

1 7:30 Arrive Xitou Nature Education Area 

18:30 Dinner at leisure 

RON Le Midi Hotel Xitou 

1, Midi St, Nai Hu Village, Deer Valley Township, Natiton 

County, Taiwan 

TEL: 886-49-26 3. -WKM 



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09:00 ~ Visit Xitou Nature Education Area 
11:00 

11:30 Lunch at leisure 

12:30 Departfor Taichung 

14:15 Depart for Taipei via Taiwan High Speed Rail #158 

15:06 Arrive in. Taipei 

1 5:30 Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Freedom Square 
(and watch the change of guards at 16:00) 

16:40 Visit Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center 

18:30 Dinner at leisure 

RON Grand Formosa Regent Taipei 

Saturday. October 22, 2011 

10:00 Visit Taipei Municipal Holiday Jade and Floral Expos 

1 1:20 Visit the official residence of Generalissimo and Madame 
Chiang Kei-shek at Shin Lin, Taipei 

1 2:30 Lunch at Grand Hotel (the traditional palace architecture 

hosting many Heads of State including President Eisenhower) 

13:40 Visit the underground tunnel at Grand Hotel 

1 5:00 Leave for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 

16:40 Depart Taiwan for Los Angeles via CL006 

14:05 Arrive in Los Angeles (on the same day) 



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Memo 
The visit of the 
U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Mrs. Roskam 

to the Republic of China ( Taiwan ) 
(October 15 -22, 2011) 

Welcome aboard! 

The Chinese Culture University of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosts your 
trip, which has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee 
on the Standards of Official Conduct, 

A, Preparation for the trip 

1. Air Passage: 

a. You will fly from Los Angeles to Taipei through: 

CI 005/ 3:15 pm, Saturday, October 15 from LAX; Arrive TPE at 8:10 pm / 
Sunday, October 16, 2011 
Fly from Taipei back to Los Angeles through: 
CI 006, 4:40 pm, Saturday, October 22 from TPE; Arrive LAX at 2:05 pm, 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 

b. Please double-check your name on your flight tickets and make sure it is 
identical to that on your passport. 

c. When you check in with ITS, domestic flights, please check in your 
baggage to final destination Tai p ei (TPE) . 

d. Please put a nametag on each piece of your baggage, and write the hotel's 
name, address and telephone number (the details of the hotel in Taipei are 
provided in the Itinerary). It will be easier for the hosf s staff to pick them 
up at the Taiwan's International Airport when you arrive in Taipei and 
convenient for hotel porter to deliver them to your room. 

e. You need to check in by yours elf with China Airlines at LAX 2 hours before 
the departure. The check-in. counter of China Airlines is located in the Tom 
Bradley International Terminal of LAX, After check-in, you can proceed to 
China Airlines' VIP Loun ge before boarding, 

2. Dress: 

a . You are advised to dress business attire for most of the meetings during the 

hip. It is suggested to pack up at least one business suit for men and tw o. 
n^T^bn girie,ss dress for female members , 

b. It is suggested that you prepare a pair of comfortable walking shoes for the 
evening activities in Taipei and the out-of -Taipei tour. 

c. You may bring your swimming suit and/or sneakers since the hotel you 

stay has the pool and gym facilities. 

3. Others: 

a _Pj_oftse advise if vou have any foo d allergies . 

h JRring enoug h business cards with y ou. You will need them for official 
meetings, If s also a custom that people in Taiwan exchange business cards 
when they meet for the first time. 

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c. Maa^^Sl f .tiM»SfiHi^fe re P resentin 8 ^- S - £° n S ress or congressional 
districts to exchange with the hosts or guides of the visits. 

B. Accommodation, transportation and Meals 

1. The hotel reserved for the group in Taipei is The Grand Formosa R e se nt Taipei 
Tel: 011-886-2-2B23-BB(if dial from U.S.) 

Pax: 011-886-2-2523-2828 (if dial from US.) 

Address: 41, Chung Shan NT. Ed., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 

Website; bi*El/./ www , grandf ormosa.com.tw 

2. The hotel reserved for the group in Sun Moon Lake is Bsai s c *" ne Ho -^ 

TEL: 886-49-285-^1 

FAX: 88649-285-6600 

Address: 23, Zhongriieng Rd,> Sun Moon Lake, Yuchih Township, Nantou County 
55546, Taiwan 

3. The hotel reserved for the group in Xitou Nature Education Area is UMidi 
Hole! Xitou 

TEL: S8649-261-BBI 

Address: 1, Midi St., Nai Hu Village, Deer Valley Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 

4. Your hj^tvd!!^^ ftf hnte!l i,QQmf tnuM Txgt^pji i! j ndi pealB durin g;, 
the trip, but will not coven' th e f fillowi&& 

a. Alcoholic beverage; 

b. International phone calls (The hotel will charge you around N I $100 as 
service fee even if you use pre-paid phone cards to make international calls 
from your room's telephone; you may purchase phone cards from the hotel 
or convenience stores and make international phone calls with pay phone in 
the hotel); 

c. Telegrams; 

d. Facsimile; 

e. Internet; 

f . Pay-per-view movies; 

g. Personal services such as massage, sauna and hairdo; 

h. Group activities (except dinners) in the leisure hours, etc. 

5. The sponsor will cover reasonable laundry fee for you during the trip. (Pot 
examples, one suite for the whole trip , one shirt or other neoeg.aryJtaas^a£L 

6. The sponsor will provide transportation for group activities, but that of 
' personal activities will be mzgjit"wn- 

7-TipSi 

a. The 10% gratuity of dining or other services in Taiwan hmiQm^X. 
added to the bills, 

b. However, it's also customary to tip hou^ekeering, roojnjsrjofig, or othgL 
services you get from the hotel, and yosj^jssSSSlS^^^S&smJbL 
such t ips. (If you put the tips on the bill for services, the hotel will ask you to 
pav the Hps as incidentals when you check out.) 

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c, It is suggested that the group as a whole, ti p the 1 into /'bus drive rs when they 
have completed their services in a satisfactory manner, 

C. General information about Taiwan 

1, Weather: 

In the Fall/ the weather is pleasant, The temperature is about 75-8ST in Taipei. 

The out-of-Taipei tour will be fee central part of Taiwan, where the * ' 

temperature is about 75-85T . 

2, Time difference: 

All parte of Taiwan, are in one time zone, which is 12 hours ahead of E astern , 
Timg in the US while you're traveling there, 

3, Electricity: 

AH the power outlets and voltage in Taiwan follow the same standards as in 
the U.S, You don't have to bring the adaptors. 

4, Shopping, eating, and tipping: 

a. Major credit cards , a re accept ed in almost every store in Taiwan. However, 
you may still need to bring some cash to exchange for the local currency for 
shopping, 500 U.S. clpllars orless should be enou gh. 

b. The unit of Taiwan's currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The 
exchange rate now is about US$1*NT$3Q. US. dollars may be exchanged at 

hotels and banks. You can also withdraw Taiwan dollars from local ATMs \i 
with your credit cards while some processing service fees will be charged, ] 

5, Language: .; 
The official language in Taiwan is Mandarin. However, there are two dialects - ' - 
used in Taiwan, namely Tjiwanese.and Hakka , The following are some useful ■ ; ] 

Mandarin 

Shei (as in "shave") Sheif 

Ni {as in "nether") How (same as "how") Ma (as in 
mother")? ■ ■ ' 

Twei (as in "twain") Bu (as in "pool") Chi (as in 
"cheese"). ' \ 

Tuo Shao (as in "shout) Chien? j 
Zao An 1 
Zai Jien ! 
Gun Bay 

For further questions or in case of emergency, please 
contact Gordon Yang (Cell: Blackberry: 

Enjoy your trip! 

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words in Mandarin. 

English 
Thank you! 
How are you? 

Excuse me. 

How much is it? 
Good morning. 
Good bye! 
Bottoms Up! 



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Dankter, Mike 



From; Gordon C, H. Vang ■■B@tecro.us] 

Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:63 AM 

To: Dankler, Mike 

Subject: - RE; Ethics Forms 



Yes, it works. See you then. 

On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:55:59 -0480, Dankler, Hike wrote 

> That sounds like a plan. Does noon work? 
> 

> ---—original Message 

> Sent; Wednesday, October- 26, 2011 11:12 AM 

> To: Dankler, Mike 

> Subject: RE; Ethics Forms 

> Shall we meet at the CHC's dining room on its 2nd floor? Thanks! 
> 

> On Wed, 26 Oct 2611 16:45:51 -0480, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > Sure I can do lunch on Tuesday. Does noon work? Also, do you want to _ 

> > meet in the lobby of the CHC or would you rather come to 227 Cannon first like last time? 

> > 

> > Original Messa ^"""£jjpppp^^ 

> > Sent: Wednesday, October 26> 2911 10:44 AM 

> > To: Dankler, Mike 

> > Subject: Re: ethics Forms 

> > 

> > Hey Mike, 

> > How's it going? l will gat you detailed information to fill out the 

> > post- travel ethics form, 1 know that you have to file the document 

> > within is days after the trip Is completed, which means sometime in the week of November 
7th. 

> > If possible, let's meet for lunch next week. How about Tuesday at the Club? 

> > 

> > B&st, 

> > Gordon 

> > 

> > Gordon chlng-huel Yang 

> > Executive Officer 

> > Congressional Liaison Division 

> > Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECKO) In the 

> > United States 

> > 4291 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 

> > Washington, D.C. 20816 -2146 

> > Direct; (2B2)895-Mi 

> > Fax: (202 ) 24 

> > On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:57:21 -0460, Dankler, Mike wrote 

> > > Hey Gordon, 

> > > 

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> > > Thanks again for the quick turnaround last night on that 

> > > information, it was very helpful! We have a little time, but it 

> > > was on my mind so I wanted to ask - when cio you think you all 

> > > will have the final ethics forms done? 3ust looking for a timeframe, not trying to put 
a rush order on it or anything. Thanks! 

> > > 

> > > Mike Dankler 

> > > Executive Assistant 

> > > Congressman Peter 3, Roskam (IL-05) Chief Deputy Republican Whip 

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> United States 

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> Washington, D.C, 28916 -2146 

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Tuest™ February 19, 2013 12:33 AM 
Gast, Scott 

RE: Request for Information 



Mr, Omar Ashmawy 
Staff Director and Chief Counsel 
Office of Congressional Ethics 
House of Representatives 

Dear, Mr, Ashmawy, 

Thank you for your letter dated January 30, 2013 requesting for information about the participation of Chrnest 
Culture University in Representative Peter Roskam's visit to Taiwan In October, 2011. 

Chinese Culture University, a private university founded in 1962 here in Taipei, has focused on the education 
programs with the combination of the essence of Chinese tradition like literature, history, and philosophy and 
the merits of modern western civilization such as science and democracy. We have also dedicated to the 
international exchange to broaden the vision of our faculty and students and promote the bilateral exchanges 
with other countries, A certain amount of our university budget is set aside as a fund to be used to sponsor 
foreign friends to visit Taiwan annually. 

The United States is one of the major receiving countries In the worid for Taiwanese students, including many 
students who graduated from our university. Also there have been strong ties between our two countries. In 
this connection, we do regularly sponsor important leaders from the United States to visit Taiwan such as 
Representative Roskam's trip In 2011, which we believe is in accordance with U.S. House ethics rules related 
to private sponsorship. 

In view of Mr. Roskam's Important status as a member of U.S, Congress and the lack of staff of this university 
stationed in the United States, the program for Representative Roskam's visit to Taiwan was coordinated 
through the kind assistance of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Taipei Economic and Cultural 
Representative Office in the United States. We had a wonderful meeting with Representative ftoskam at our 
university here. We are also giad to share with you that the whole visit was quite successful, 



Best, 



Chiung Li Kuo 



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Prom: Dankler, Mike 

ggut: Tueectay, September 27, 2011 1:01 PM 

To: Dees, Karena 



Gordon Chlng-huei Yang 
Executive Officer 
Congressional Liaison Division 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECFtO) in the United States 
&Z01 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 2001&-2146 
Direct: (202)895-^1 
Fax: (202)244-3046 
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Mike panWer 
Executive Assistant 
Congressman Peter J, Boskam {II-06) 
Chief Deputy Republican Whip 
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PETER J. ROSKAM 

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CHIEF DEPUTY WHIP 



COMMITTEE ON WAYS AMD MEANS 




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March 8, 2013 

The Honorable Michael Conway, Chairman 

The Honorable Linda Sanchez, Ranking Member 

Committee on Ethics 

United States House of Representatives 

1015 Longworth House Office Building 

Washington, DC 20515 



Dear Chairman Conway and Ranking Member Sanchez: 



At the request of the Office of Congressional Ethics, I hereby authorize the staff of the Committee on 
Ethics to discuss with the staff of the Office of Congressional Ethics all matters concerning the trip to 
Taiwan taken by my wife and me that was approved by the Committee on Ethics on September 30, 
2011. 



Sincerely, 




3 eter J. Roskam 
'Member of Congress 



MINTED ON HECYCL.E0 PAW.lt 



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